Category: Canadian Regulatory

New Guidance from Health Canada- Vanessa’s Law

New Guidance from Health Canada- Vanessa’s Law

This week Health Canada published two draft guidance documents regarding regulations falling under Vanessa’s Law. Also known as Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act, Vanessa’s law amends the Food & ...

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Exporting Cosmetics from the U.S.

Exporting Cosmetics from the U.S.

Foreign manufactured products make up key sectors of virtually every industry. In cosmetics, consumer demands for international products are largely driven by trends, and multicultural beauty needs. Whether you are ...

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Commentary: Health Canada’s Proposed Consumer Health Product Framework

Commentary: Health Canada’s Proposed Consumer Health Product Framework

Health Canada is considering sweeping changes to how they regulate cosmetics, OTC drugs and Natural Health Products. It is a revolutionary approach which would regulate all products in these categories ...

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Update- Current Health Canada Self Care Proposal Consultations

Update- Current Health Canada Self Care Proposal Consultations

Following the announcement of the proposed risk based self care product regulatory framework, Health Canada has undertaken several consultations with stakeholders. The consultation process provides more information, allows stakeholders to ...

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Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

On May 16, 2017 Focal Point Research Inc.’s CEO Rob Ross-Fichtner gave two lectures at the famous hair science research Institute, TRI Princeton, located in Princeton New Jersey. TRI was ...

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Top 10 Cosmetic Notification Form Errors (and How to Avoid Them)

Top 10 Cosmetic Notification Form Errors (and How to Avoid Them)

All cosmetic products that are sold in Canada must be notified to Health Canada in compliance with the Cosmetic Regulations by submitting a Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF). A product is considered ...

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Health Canada Consultation on Consumer Product Framework—Our View

Health Canada Consultation on Consumer Product Framework—Our View

In 2016 Health Canada began a consultation on an innovative and progressive concept to regulate cosmetics, OTC drugs and Natural Health Products. If brought to life, the idea would regulate ...

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Health Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency Cracking Down on Imported Cosmetic Labels

Health Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency Cracking Down on Imported Cosmetic Labels

Recently, there has been increased activity from Health Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) in relation to cosmetics being imported into Canada. The CBSA has authority under the ...

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Health Canada Holding Consultations on Regulation of Personal Care Products

Health Canada Holding Consultations on Regulation of Personal Care Products

Health Canada is holding consultations on a very progressive new system to regulate Personal Care Products. After consultation in Fall 2016 on the proposed risk based regulatory framework for personal ...

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Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 3- Natural Health Products

Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 3- Natural Health Products

What are Natural Health Products? Natural Health Products (NHPs) are a subset of drugs regulated under the Natural Health Products Regulations in Canada. They are defined as “a substance or ...

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