Food and Food Supplements Regulatory Services in Canada

Food and Food Supplements
Regulatory Services in Canada


Canada has a steady growth in demand for Natural health products (NHP). All-Natural health products (NHPs) sold in Canada are subject to the NHP Regulations, which came into force on January 1, 2004. In Canada, NHPs and foods are regulated under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and its associated regulations. Health Canada is responsible for the establishment and enforcement of policies, regulations and standards relating to the health, safety, and nutritional quality of food in Canada. Despite the steady demand, manufacturers may face difficulty to deliver the acceptable formulation, within the approved ingredient list to obtain market entry for Canada.

In Canada there are several distinct differences in the regulations and categorization of dietary supplements and are called Natural Health Products (NHPs) and require a Natural Product Number (NPN) license to legally sell and market in Canada. Licenses are issued by the Non-Prescription and Natural Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) which is a department within in Health Canada. Licensing is based on at least one health claim to support at least one of the medicinal ingredients in the product under Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).


Freyr Expertise

  • Food Product Classification
  • Natural Health Product (NHP) Classification
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment
  • Label and Claims Review
  • Claims Consultation
  • Product Registration/Product License Application (PLA) under Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada
  • NHP Site license application (SLA)
  • Regulatory Intelligence Reports
  • Product-specific Periodic updates on the Regulatory guidelines/Standards
  • Import Guidance
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


End-to-end Regulatory consultation


Expert advice on Regulatory strategy of NHP


Robust partner network in Canada


Strong relationship with Health Canada


Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of foods like Natural Health Product, health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, health functional foods, health functional beverages, foods for special dietary use, etc.


Support for region-specific Regulatory activities