New Labelling Regulations

New Labelling Regulations

Health Canada launched a labelling initiative linked to the Self-Care framework, aimed at supporting consumers in making informed choices about self-care products. On July 6th, 2022, Health Canada published these new labelling requirements under the Natural Health Products Regulations (NHPR). The amendments were also made to ensure alignment with rules that have already been established for non-prescription drugs.

In addition to the regulations, Health Canada published a Guidance Document providing further interpretation of the new labelling requirements; however, this document is very technical and offers little flexibility.

The natural health products industry is facing a time where over-regulation and rapidly evolving regulatory changes are making it hard for the industry to keep growing.

CHFA is advocating to fix NHP labelling and inflexible guidance.

These restrictive and costly label changes will negatively impact profit margins, cause packaging sizes to double, and beyond current supply chain challenges, further limit product availability while hurting competition, innovation, and new product offerings.

CHFA offers members insight into our advocacy initiatives, shares tools for how you can help in our advocacy efforts and keeps you up-to-date on the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Here’s what we’ve done so far to voice our concerns to government:

  • Partnered with Deloitte to commission an economic impact analysis to determine the impact these regulatory changes will have on your business and our industry.  
  • Hosted a webinar for NHP Licence Holders to provide resources to better understand how these new regulations will impact product labels and packaging.
  • We're giving members access to Health Canada representatives at CHFA NOW and hosting an in-person, exclusive members-only session about optimizing advocacy. 
  • We are launching a proactive advocacy plan to give you the tools to have your voice heard in Ottawa. Learn more about the important Save Our Supplements campaign.

There is power in numbers.

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