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Article in Natural Health Products Canada

We stay ahead of the regulatory compliance requirements. Our president David Berry wrote an article on that topic for Natural Health Products Canada, the industry guide.

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Science Group Says Article on DNA Barcode Analysis of Herbs Is Flawed

The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) provided a link to an article by American Botanical Council (ABC) critiquing an earlier paper by Newmaster et al. on DNA barcode analysis of herbal supplements found on the market. The article says that the DNA barcoding study had flaws in a number of areas, such as methodology, calculations, taxonomy. The science team points out that the study needs to...

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Back from CPhI Worldwide

President David Berry and VP Eugene Martynovitch have just returned to the office after attending CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt, Germany. We had an extremely productive time at the convention, meeting EU GMP compliant manufacturers of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, strengthening relationships with existing suppliers, and in general, securing supply of highest-quality ingredients for our...

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Herbal Product Authentication an Issue

According to an article by Dr. Newmaster et al., published recently in BMC Medicine  (“DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products”),  many of the herbal products available to consumers in North America are frequently mislabeled, adulterated, and sometimes even do not contain the claimed active ingredient. The Canadian Health Food...

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New Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan Out for Consultations

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has requested comments from industry and consumers on the new Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan. The plan aims to strengthen the food safety system in Canada and is pursuant to the new, 2012  Safe Food for Canadians Act. We look forward to your comments and opinion on...

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NHPD Releases Final Quality of Natural Health Products Guide

The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) released the final Quality of Natural Health Products Guide, to replace the Evidence for Quality of Finished Natural Health Products guidance document. At this time, a copy of the guidance document can be obtained by requesting at pla.info.dlmm@hc-sc.gc.ca. For more discussion of NHP and pharmaceutical issues, please visit our Facebook...

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