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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 September 06, 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:
Oleyl Lactate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Titanium/Titanium Dioxide

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Amaranthus spinosus

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Di-C12-13 Alkyl Malate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Espresso flavour

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Polyglyceryl-3 caprate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Bougainvillea spectabilis

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Catharanthus roseus

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Dipropylene glycol monobutyl ether

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ramulus Euonymi

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ganoderma nigrolucidum

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ganoderma tropicum

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Fraxinus angustifolia

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ocimum tenuiflorum leaf

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum

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:
Holarrhena pubescens

New Common Name(s):
Kurchi


NHPID Name:
Caesalpinia crista

New Common Name(s):
Bonduc nut


New Roles

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

NHPID Name:
Zinc undecylenate

Old Role:
Medicinal

New Role:
Medicinal & Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Cresol

Old Role:
Medicinal & Non-medicinal

New Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
o-Cresol

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
meta-Cresol

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
p-Cresol

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
Leptospermone

Old Role:
No role

New Role:
Non-medicinal


Revised Restrictions

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

NHPID Name:
Zaocys

Medicinal Restriction(s) removed:
Due to the high toxicity of snake venom, the head of Ptyas dhumnades (Common Name: Wu shao she) must be removed prior to use in a product and ensure the part of the body used in the product is not contaminated with snake venom.


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:
Peroxidase

New Source Material(s) added:
Bos taurus


NHPID Name:
Citrus aurantium

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Synephrine


NHPID Name:
Dipropylene glycol dibenzoate

New NMI Purpose(s):
Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient


NHPID Name:
Cresol

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:
o-Cresol

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:
meta-Cresol

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:
p-Cresol

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:
Cortex Ilex rotunda

New Method(s) of Preparation added:
Powdered


NHPID Name:
Cortex Ilex rotunda

New Method(s) of Preparation added:
Decoction concentrate


NHPID Name:
Cortex Ilex rotunda

New Method(s) of Preparation added:
Extract dry


NHPID Name:
Blend of Fruit and Vegetable

Modification:
Genus Species: Cucurbita pepo


NHPID Name:
Radix Ampelopsis

New Method(s) of Preparation added:
Decoction, Decoction concentrate, Extract dry, Powdered


NHPID Name:
Hydroxypropyl starch

New NMI Purpose(s):
Encapsulating Agent


NHPID Name:
Magnesium sulfate

New NMI Purpose(s):
Cryoprotectant


NHPID Name:
Sodium chloride

New NMI Purpose(s):
Cryoprotectant


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.

No Changes.


Homeopathic Ingredient Modifications

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

No Changes.


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