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Natural Health Products Ingredients Database

WHAT'S NEW

What's New is a listing of modifications to the NHPID since the last update. This page was most recently revised on July 26, 2016.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The updates to the NHPID listed below apply to the most recent version of the ePLA (electronic Product Licence Application). All new electronic submissions of a Product Licence Application must use the latest version of the e-PLA, namely version 2.3.1, which is available for downloading from e-PLA 2.3.1


New Ingredients

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients were added.

NHPID Name:
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Bulbiferae

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Semen Benincasae

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Rhododendron arboreum

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Sodium Phenolsulfonate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Rubus Fruticosus Fruit Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Pueraria Tuberosa Leaf Cell Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Methyl Undecylenoyl Dipeptide-16

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Echinacea Angustifolia Meristem Cell Culture

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Carya Ovata Bark Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Cananga Odorata Flower Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ascorbic Acid/Orange/Citrus Limon/Citrus Aurantifolia Polypeptides

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Withanolide glycosides

Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Phenylisohexanol

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Methylenedioxyphenyl methylpropanal

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ethyl Linalool

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Tetramethyl Acetyloctahydronaphthalenes

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice

Role:
Non-medicinal


Removed Ingredients

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients were removed.

No Changes.


Revised NHPID Names

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients had their NHPID name revised.

No Changes.


Revised Proper and Common Names

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients had their common or proper names revised.

NHPID Name:
Bombax ceiba

New Common Name(s):
Salmalia malabarica


NHPID Name:
Saccharin sodium dihydrate

Removed Common Name(s):
Saccharin sodium, Sodium saccharin


NHPID Name:
Boswellia Carterii Oil

New Common Name(s):
Boswellia Carterii Essential Oil


NHPID Name:
Boswellia Carterii Oil

Removed Common Name(s):
Boswellia Carterii Oil


NHPID Name:
Ponceau 4R

New Common Name(s):
New coccine


New Roles

In this update, the roles of the following non-homeopathic ingredients were changed.

NHPID Name:
Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer

Old Role:
No role

New Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Metanil Yellow

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
No role


Revised Restrictions

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients underwent a modification related to their restrictions.

NHPID Name:
Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract

Route(s) of Adminstration removed:
Oral


NHPID Name:
Tartrazine

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
Coloring agent only, for internal and external use. 300 parts per million any combination of Allura Red, Amaranth, Erythrosine, Tartrazine, Sunset Yellow FCF,Indigotine colours or synthetic colours in food-like dosage forms.


NHPID Name:
Amaranth

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
Coloring agent only, for internal and external use.


NHPID Name:
Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf Extract

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Topical


Other Ingredient Modifications

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients underwent a modification different from those listed above, such as new source material, new preparation type, or new sub-ingredient relationship, etc.

NHPID Name:
Capsicum annuum

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Capsaicinoids


NHPID Name:
Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer

Additional Details removed:
The presence of ethylenediamine (CAS RN: 107-15-3) on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. Ethylenediamine/Stearyl dimer dilinoleate copolymer cannot be used in topical natural health products without the submission of additional evidence for safety. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/person/cosmet/info-ind-prof/_hot-list-critique/prohibited-eng.php.


NHPID Name:
Cinnamomum zeylanicum leaf oil

New NMI Purpose(s):
Fragrance Ingredient, Masking Agent


NHPID Name:
Boswellia Carterii Oil

Removed NMI purpose(s):
Skin-Conditioning Agent


NHPID Name:
Boswellia Carterii Oil

New NMI Purpose(s):
Masking Agent


NHPID Name:
Boswellia Carterii Oil

New Additional Details added :
For topical use only.


NHPID Name:
Fruit Blend

New Source Material(s) added:
Citrus reticulata


NHPID Name:
Fish liver oil

Source Material(s) removed:
Family: Gadidae


NHPID Name:
Fish liver oil

New Source Material(s) added:
Family: Merlucciidae


NHPID Name:
Fish liver oil

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Docosahexaenoic acid


NHPID Name:
Fish liver oil

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Eicosapentaenoic acid


NHPID Name:
Fish liver oil

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Omega-3 Fatty acids


NHPID Name:
Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract

New Additional Details added :
For oral use only for the purpose Flavour enhancer. For topical use only for the purposes Preservative antioxidant, Skin protectant, and Skin-conditioning agent.


NHPID Name:
Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract

New NMI Purpose(s):
Preservative Antioxidant, Skin-Conditioning Agent, Skin Protectant


NHPID Name:
Metanil Yellow

New Additional Details added :
The presence of this ingredient without conditions on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient cannot be used in topical natural health products without the submission of additional evidence for safety. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/person/cosmet/info-ind-prof/_hot-list-critique/prohibited-eng.php.


NHPID Name:
Ponceau 4R

Toxicity Restriction changed:
Acceptable daily intake up to 0.7 mg/kg body weight per day


NHPID Name:
Ponceau 4R

Additional Details changed:
Colouring agent only, for internal or external use.


NHPID Name:
Amaranth

New Toxicity restriction added:
Acceptable daily intake up to 0.5 mg/kg body weight per day


NHPID Name:
Buglossoides arvensis

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
gamma-Linolenic acid (Part: Seed); Omega-3 Fatty acids (Part: Seed); Omega-6 fatty acids (Part: Seed); Omega-9 fatty acids (Part: Seed)


NHPID Name:
Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf Extract

New NMI Purpose(s):
Skin-Conditioning Agent


NHPID Name:
Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer

New NMI Purpose(s):
Film Former, Skin-Conditioning Agent


NHPID Name:
Withania somnifera

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Withanolide glycosides (Part: Root)


Monograph Modifications

In this update, the following single ingredient or product monographs were added or modified.

No Changes.


AbLS Modifications

In this update, the following abbreviated labelling standards were added or modified.

No Changes.


Controlled Vocabulary Modifications

In this update, the following controlled vocabulary (dosage forms, methods of preparation, quality test methods, etc) were added or modified.

Modification:
New organism part types: Sterile vegetative stem and Sterile vegetative herb top


Homeopathic Ingredient Modifications

In this update, the following homeopathic ingredients were added or modified.

No Changes.


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