On June 25, 2021, Health Canada announced proposed amendments to the Natural Health Products Regulations (the Proposed Regulations) in an effort to make natural health product (NHP) labels more clear, legible and easier to understand for consumers, and to align with rules already established for non-prescription drugs.
On the following day, the Proposed Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for consultation. The Proposed Regulations are Phase I in Health Canada’s Forward Regulatory Plan for updating the regulatory framework for self-care products.
The Proposed Regulations set out four main labelling requirements:
In conjunction with the Proposed Regulations, Health Canada is also seeking feedback on the draft Guidance Document: Labelling of Natural Health Products.
Summary By: Michelle Noonan
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