Just a little background information first before I talk about the business aspect of capitalizing on your NPN. NPN stands for Natural Product Number. It is a license that is issued by Health Canada and required for a dietary supplement (the term used in Canada is Natural Health Product) to legally be sold in Canada. The […]
In the winter and spring of 2017 Health Canada inspectors visited 23 companies. The program was called a compliance monitoring to check if a small subset of companies who hold a site license for manufacturing and importing adhere to the Good Manufacturing Practice requirements. Prior to this monitoring program there had not been an on-site […]
On November 21, 2017 the Canadian Minister of Health announced the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis. The public consultation 60-day period has begun for feedback on the proposed rules which are primarily to layout the framework and regulations around recreational marijuana with medical marijuana rules, for the most part, being status quo. The […]
On November 14, 2017 the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) announced that there are several updates to the NHP Monograph for Green Tea Extract based on reports from Canada and worldwide that there may be a link, albeit the risk is rare, of the use between green tea extract and risk of a […]
This past June 2017 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put a hold on the compliance dates for Nutrition Facts and Supplement facts compliance dates. The compliance dates were scheduled for July 26, 2018 for companies with annual sales over $10 million and July 26, 2019 for companies with sales over $10 million. Scott Gotlieb […]
As discussed in an earlier post (PLL – Plain Language Labeling: What it means and how it affects you), the Food and Drugs Act (F&DA) underwent drastic revision after the thalidomide crisis of the 1960s. While some amendments have been introduced since then, the F&DA has remained mostly untouched. In 2014, the Regulations Amending […]
September is just around the corner and it’s tradeshow season time! It’s our busiest month of the year attending shows, meeting with clients and prospects. We’re going to be at two shows in three weeks. Both Natural Products Expo East, in Baltimore and CHFA East in Toronto will run on the same week […]
Our sister company, Quality IMPORT Solutions has a new website with all the information you need to make an informed decision when choosing an importer for your natural health products and what makes Quality IMPORT Solutions different than other providers. You visit the site at www.qualityIMPORTsolutions.com.
Quality Smart Solutions will be at CHFA West in Vancouver from May 12 to 15. Are you looking for an expert in FDA Dietary Supplement regulations? Need a bilingual food, cosmetic or NHP label? Looking for an importer of record? We offer these and many more solutions. Please contact us at info@qualitysmartsolutions or Andrew at […]
Drop by our booth on October 7 & 8 in Las Vegas Booth 3787. Drop by, call 1-800-396-5144 or book an appointment online.