Industry veteran Frank Lampe has joined the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) as vice president of communications and industry relations to help the organization realize its expanded mission and membership objectives.
Health Canada has written a letter to industry indicating its receptiveness to greater voluntary fortification of foods and beverages as a response to companies seeking to gain functional foods approval via the natural health products directorate (NHPD).
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 review of Canada’s regulations governing food and natural health products has again highlighted the “confusion and uncertainty” generated by the system, which it says could be restricting the market potential of foods with health benefits.
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.
Embria Health Sciences has is teaming up with Alliance Principle
Ingredients for the exclusive distribution of its ingredients in
Canada, meaning the company has now secured its distribution
partners for all of North America.
The Canadian government is looking to build further opportunities
for its functional food and natural health products industries and
has announced a $721,000 investment into the Nutri-Net Canada
British Columbia Institute of Technology's Natural Health Products
Research Group has announced the completion of the first round of
its natural health products analytical laboratory proficiency
program using the herbal goldenseal.
Studies presented at the North American Research Conference on
Complementary and Integrative Medicine point to the medical
establishment's growing interest in alternative therapies -
counterbalancing recent denouncements against...
Canada's medicines body has released information on the adverse
reactions caused by herbal medicines, in a reminder to health
professionals and consumers of the procedure for reporting adverse
events under the new Natural Health...
Health Canada publishes final regulation establishing pre-market
licensing - what would be called registration in the United States
- for all natural health products (NHPs), along with other
requirements for NHPs.