The Natural and Non-Prescription Health Product Directorate (NNHPD) at Health Canada recently released a draft guidance document pertaining to potential upcoming changes to the current Natural Health Product (NHP) regulations published in Canada Gazette, Part I. These changes are currently under consultation for 60 days (ending Sep. 04, 2021) and include modernizing contact information on labels (such as using websites or phone numbers instead of addresses and postal codes), ensuring clear and prominent labelling of text on the product labels, better labelling of warnings for food allergens, gluten and aspartame containing NHP products, and also inclusion of a Product Facts Table with exemptions. As these are proposed changes, they may change depending on feedback obtained from industry and stakeholders.

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