The Department of the Environment published a notice on March 12, 2022 to collect information on the commercial status and use of approximately 700 substances including biopolymers, plant extracts, mineral extracts, proteins, fats, animal extracts, waxes and carbohydrates. The purpose of this notice is to gather the information on the commercial status and downstream use of the substances.

Substances that are imported or manufactured with respect to use patterns beyond the scope of the Food and Drugs Act are subject to notification requirements.

If your company manufactured or imported any applicable substance, in 2019 or 2020, in a total quantity greater than 100 kg, and that is in, or is intended to be in, an applicable product. The list of applicable substances can be found at:

Every person to whom this notice applies shall comply with this notice within the timeframe specified. Responses to this notice shall be submitted to the Minister of the Environment, no later than September 14, 2022, using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window.

Should you not meet the requirements of the notice and have no interest in the substances, you may submit a Declaration of Non-Engagement (DNE).

If you require any assistance in determining whether or not this notice applies to your company or if you need assistance with gathering information and responding to the notice, please do not hesitate to contact us.