Representing our Members in Ottawa
regulations can have an impact on your business. Our regulatory affairs and
government relations department strives to positively influence government
policy, to benefit our industry. CHFA maintains strong working relationships
with key government officials and frequently meets face-to-face with decision
makers to address the concerns of your business. In addition, our team monitors
and provides input on regulations and government policies related to NHPs,
organics, foods and CBD and are available to help members navigate and
understand legislative and regulatory requirements.
Self-Care Framework - Phase One - Plain Language Labelling
CHFA is urgently
calling for a pause to Health Canada’s plan to proceed with Plain Language
Labelling for NHPs this spring. Read our letter to the Minister of Health on
In the Forward Regulatory Plan, released in February 2021, Health Canada
signaled their intentions to proceed with labelling amendments for NHPs. Our
position is that proceeding with the current proposal completely ignores
ongoing operational challenges impacting our members and significant changes in
consumer behaviour that have accelerated during the pandemic, where consumers
are relying on digital and online sources of products and information.
We are asking that the Minister of Health instruct her officials to not move forward with PLL as planned and instead consult with
stakeholders on the impact the pandemic has had on businesses in our sector and
shared priorities within the proposed self-care framework.
CHFA continues to
raise our concerns directly with key contacts in Ottawa and will be contacting
you at the end of April with next steps and how you can help advocate on this
To learn more about the
impacts of labelling changes, click here.