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Regulatory, Retail & Manufacturing NHP Expert Panel (NPN, NHPID)

This panel of Natural Health Products specialists shares their expertise on Natural Health Products in Canada before taking questions from our live audience. This is the only video you'll ever need to watch in order to learn how to start or improve your profitability in the NHP sector. Regulatory Panelist Mitchell Kiernan: 0:30 Business Development Rob Blais: 8:53 Retail Specialist Tara Marton: 23:26 Manufacturing Specialist: Jiamila Maimaiti 33:42
Since the publishing of the Safe Foods for Canadians Regulations in 2017, there is now a requirement for a Preventative Control Plan (PCP) for your food facility or food program. This video aims to explain several different programs and certifications that a food facility may want to consider for your sites or products. HACCP, PCP, or GFSI are GMP-related programs (Training) that can be used in your food processing or storage facility that will help to ensure high-quality and safe products are being made. Having programs like these in place can help protect your company from a food safety incident or issue. The food & beverage industry is growing fast, especially with the growing demand for Non-GMO, Vegan/Vegetarian, and other alternatives.

Regulatory & Market Landscapes of CBD as an NHP: How Safe is CBD?

Our live FAQ session on CBD in Natural Health Products gives you the opportunity to learn about the safety, quality, and efficacy of CBD in Natural Health Products (NHPs). 1. Scientific Committee Summary and Recommendations of CBD as an NHP. 2. Challenges Mixing CBD & NHPs 3. Non-Prescription Usage of CBD & NHPs 4. What could a CBD NHP Monograph Look Like? 5. When will the CBD NHP Pathway be finalized by Health Canada? 6. What impact will this have on the Canadian cannabis market? 7. What can cannabis businesses (primarily processors) do to prepare for this change?

5 Common Pitfalls When Importing Natural Health Products in Canada

The 5 Pitfalls that will be covered in this video include: 1. Not having an Importer of Record 2. Not obtaining approval for sites 3. Not being aware of Site License timelines 4. Not having testing results or labels that meet Health Canada requirements 5. Not knowing the above are legal requirements In this video we'll review the 5 main areas where these two product types differ: 1. The Principal Display Panel 2. Nutrition Facts and Ingredients Listing 3. Health Claims 4. Caution and Risk Statements 5. Company Information
In this webinar, Andrew Parshad & Mitchell Kiernan go over how to make sure you are compliant with Food Regulations so your Food Products are ready for sale in North America. Specifically, the webinar focuses on the following: If you import, export, manufacture, or trade food products in North America you may have had trouble with the complex Food & Beverage Regulatory Requirements. The food & beverage industry is growing fast, especially with the growing demand for Non-GMO, Vegan/Vegetarian, and other alternatives.

5 Reasons Why Food Labelling is Important for your Food Products in 2022

Food labelling is an important aspect for consumers across the globe. Food labels are used as reliable sources of information to help consumers make knowledgeable decisions. It is important for consumers to understand how to properly read and interpret food and nutrition labels.
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3 requirements to sell a Natural Health Product in Canada

There are 3 requirements to sell a dietary supplement (called a natural health product in Canada) in the Canadian retail market. Andrew Parshad, president and founder of Quality Smart Solutions, elaborates on these conditions.
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Health Canada and FDA Regulatory Insights Webinar

A comprehensive overview of Health Canada and FDA Regulations for the following categories: natural health products, dietary supplements, conventional foods, supplemented foods, cosmetics, OTC drugs, medical devices, cannabis and psychedelics.

Veterinary Health Products in Canada | Selling, Importing & Registering Your VHP

The market for animal and pet products is growing at a rapid pace. With that, there is also a constant need for compliance, with many Veterinary Health Products being rushed to market. This video will aim to steer you toward compliance with your Veterinary Health Products (VHPs) or Animal Supplements in Canada.

NHPs V.S. Dietary Supplements: 5 Classification Similarities and Differences

Although Dietary Supplement FDA Regulations and Health Canada Natural Health Product Regulations are quite similar, there are some distinct classification factors. In this video we'll review the 5 main areas where these two product types differ: 1. The Principal Display Panel 2. Nutrition Facts and Ingredients Listing 3. Health Claims 4. Caution and Risk Statements 5. Company Information

Food Safety: Everything you need to know to create your HACCP plan in 2022

What is HACCP? A common question that comes up in regulated industries, such as food manufacturing and processing, is “What is HACCP?”. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point. HACCP is a widely recognized food processing concept that was developed to enhance the production of safe food.

Performance Updates & System Updates for NHP & Site License Applications Update

Have you heard about the recent update on Performance Standards and System Updates for NHP Applications? Within the past year, the NNHPD has managed to achieve 50% year-to-date performance for new applications and amendments for non-COVID stream I Site License Applications while for stream II the numbers were 81% year-to-date performance for new applications and amendments. 318 site license renewals were completed this fiscal year.

FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Medical Device Transition Plan in 2022

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, FDA issued a declaration regarding the appropriateness of utilizing emergency use authorizations (EUA). This measure by the FDA was designed to mitigate the stress on the device supply chain and the associated scarcity of certain devices that are critical to the prevention and management of Covid-19. In this video we'll review the 5 main areas where these two product types differ: 1. The Principal Display Panel 2. Nutrition Facts and Ingredients Listing 3. Health Claims 4. Caution and Risk Statements 5. Company Information

What are OTC Drugs in Canada? | License your OTC Drugs with Health Canada

Over-the-counter (OTC), prescription medications, radiopharmaceuticals, biologics, and gene therapies are all drug types. OTC Pharmaceuticals, often known as non-prescription drugs, are health items available in the Canadian market that may be purchased without a medical prescription.

Cosmetic Notification Form Tips: How to complete your CNF

To complete the Cosmetic Notification Form efficiently, it is recommended to 1. Have a complete list of ingredients ready, including composition information of the formula 2. Have a copy of the bilingual product label prepared 3. Know who your manufacturer/importer/distributor is and have their contact information on file. 4. Work with a third-party consulting firm like Quality Smart Solutions, that is familiar with the Canadian Cosmetics Regulations. This way you can have your cosmetic formulas and labels reviewed prior to submission to minimize any pushback from Health Canada.
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