Natural Health Products Regulations (SOR/2003-196)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2008-06-01. Previous Versions

Security Packaging

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall sell or import a natural health product that is packaged unless the natural health product is contained in a security package.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to lozenges.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), a statement or illustration that draws attention to the security feature of the security package referred to in subsection (1) shall be shown

    • (a) on the inner label; and

    • (b) if the security feature is a part of the outer package, on the outer label.

  • (4) Subsection (3) does not apply if the security feature of a security package is self-evident and is an integral part of the immediate container.

Pressurized Containers

 Sections A.01.061 to A.01.063 of the Food and Drug Regulations apply in respect of natural health products.

Cautionary Statements and Child Resistant Packages

 Subsections C.01.001(2) to (4) and C.01.028(1), paragraphs C.01.028(2)(b) and (c), section C.01.029, subsection C.01.031(1), paragraphs C.01.031.2(1)(a) and (c) to (g), subsection C.01.031.2(2), and paragraphs C.01.031.2(3)(a) and (c) of the Food and Drug Regulations apply in respect of natural health products.

Medicinal Ingredient Representations

 Section C.01.012 of the Food and Drug Regulations applies in respect of natural health products.

Inspectors

 Sections A.01.022 to A.01.026 of the Food and Drug Regulations apply in respect of natural health products.

Imported Natural Health Products

 In addition to these Regulations, sections A.01.040 to A.01.044 of the Food and Drug Regulations apply in respect of natural health products.

Export Certificates

 Section A.01.045 of the Food and Drug Regulations and Appendix III to those Regulations apply in respect of natural health products.

Sampling of Articles

 Sections A.01.050 and A.01.051 of the Food and Drug Regulations apply in respect of natural health products.

Tablet Disintegration Times

 Subsection C.01.015(1) and paragraphs C.01.015(2)(d) to (f) of the Food and Drug Regulations apply in respect of natural health products.

Sale of Natural Health Product for Emergency Treatment

 Sections C.08.010 and C.08.011 of the Food and Drug Regulations apply in respect of natural health products except that

  • (a) a reference in those sections to “new drug” shall be read as a reference to “natural health product”; and

  • (b) the reference in subsection C.08.011(1) of the Food and Drug Regulations to “section C.08.002” shall be read as a reference to “subsection 4(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations”.

  • SOR/2004-119, s. 1.