By Aaron Skelton, President and Chief Executive Officer at Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA)
In an attempt to overhaul an already effective system, Health Canada's new regulatory measures for dietary supplements are inadvertently causing more harm than good – not only to Canadian consumers, retailers, and brands but also to U.S. suppliers.
By Katrina Coughlin, Laura E. Gomez, Jon-Paul Powers, PhD, Lewis Retik, & Lauren Richardson - Gowling WLG
On May 12, 2023, Health Canada published a proposal detailing cost recovery fees for natural health products (NHPs). While there is a lot of information to digest in Health Canada's proposal, the proposed fees detailed below raise questions regarding...
Recent changes to the natural products sector in Canada have introduced more hurdles for companies entering that marketplace, but opportunities abound. In this guest article, Steven Page, president of Stalco, gives us his tips for success in the Canada.
The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this week in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology...
Canada’s controversial Natural Health Products (NHP) Directorate must be amended if the Canadian functional foods market is not to face severe long-term regulatory restriction, according to a leading trade group there.
A new report that calls for fewer restrictions on the use of health claims in Canada has been criticized as being “superficial” and not grasping the intricacies of the Canadian and US food legislative frameworks.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers not to use Hydroxycut weight loss supplements six weeks after the products were recalled from the US market for a suspected connection with serious liver damage.
The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) last week met with Canadian MPs in its continued efforts to ensure “fair and effective” food and drug legislation that does not penalize the nation’s natural health products industry.
A sum of $20mn CDN is set to be disbursed to universities and other
organizations involved in vitamins and food education in Canada, as
part of a class action lawsuit involving the price fixing of
vitamins in the 1980s and 1990s.
In a show of institutional support for the nutraceutical industry,
the Canadian government has announced a $2m Cdn plug for research
into identifying plant, animal and marine compounds that can
The SunOpta natural food group has expanded its distribution
network in Canada through the acquisition of natural products
supplier Purity Life Health Products, enhancing control over the
pipeline of its products and its vertical...
Martek DHA, approved for use in infant formula in Canada since
2002, has obtained federal consent for use at higher doses in a
variety of foods, paving the way for food companies to offer
products with greater omega-3 content.
Canada's Federal Court last week fined four leading vitamin
companies C$3.875 million (€2.5m) for their role in a price-fixing
conspiracy. Degussa, Lonza and Nepera and Reilly Industries of the
United States were all charged...