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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 February 07, 2017.

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:
Caesalpinia spinosa fruit extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Kappaphycus Alvarezii extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Hydrolyzed Pea Protein

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Stearoxy Dimethicone

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone Beeswax

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Modified Palm Oil and Modified Palm Kernel Oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Rhododendron groenlandicum

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Dibutyl lauroyl glutamide

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Brassica Alba sprout extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
SD Alcohol 3-C

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Brucine sulfate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Methyl Ionones

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Disteareth-75 IPDI

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Lentil protein concentrate

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
D-3-Hydroxybutyrate

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
D-3-Hydroxybutyrate

Role:
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.

No Changes.


New Roles

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

NHPID Name:
Rosa Canina Fruit Extract

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
Non-medicinal


Revised Restrictions

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

NHPID Name:
Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

New Non-medicinal Restriction(s) added:
For topical use only, when formulated to be non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Pour usage topique seulement, lorsque formulé comme étant non irritant et non sensibilisant.


NHPID Name:
Rosa Canina Leaf Extract

New Non-medicinal Restriction(s) added:
For topical use only, when formulated to be non-irritating and non-sensitizing.


NHPID Name:
Rosa Canina Seed Extract

New Non-medicinal Restriction(s) added:
For topical use only, when formulated to be non-irritating and non-sensitizing.


NHPID Name:
Menthoxypropanediol

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) removed:
Oral


NHPID Name:
Menthoxypropanediol

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) removed:
Flavouring agent only


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:
Rosa Canina Flower Extract

Removed NMI purpose(s):
Non-medicinal, Flavour Enhancer


NHPID Name:
Clove essential oil

New Group organism(s) added:
Syzygium aromaticum


NHPID Name:
Tocophersolan

Modification:
Removal of MI role to Tocophersolan


NHPID Name:
Tocophersolan

New Source Ingredient(s) added:
Tocophersolan


NHPID Name:
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil

Additional Details changed:
Maximum concentration permitted: 0.6% (IFRA2009; Tisserand and Young 2014)


NHPID Name:
Aluminium magnesium silicate

New NMI Purpose(s):
Bulking Agent


NHPID Name:
Menthoxypropanediol

New NMI Purpose(s):
Fragrance Ingredient


NHPID Name:
Menthoxypropanediol

New NMI Purpose(s):
Masking Agent


NHPID Name:
Pungent compounds

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Rhizome


NHPID Name:
Oryza sativa (Rice) Hull Powder

New NMI Purpose(s):
Glidant


NHPID Name:
Anastatica Hierochuntica

New Taxonomical Synonym(s) added:
Jericho-rose GRIN; Rose-of-Jericho GRIN


NHPID Name:
Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract

New NMI Purpose(s):
Cosmetic Astringent


NHPID Name:
Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract

New NMI Purpose(s):
Skin-Conditioning Agent


NHPID Name:
Talc

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. For products in powder form intended for infants and children, the following risk statements are required: "Keep out of reach of children" and "Keep powder away from child's face to avoid inhalation which can cause breathing problems". Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Triclosan

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. For dental and buccal products, the following risk statements are required: "Avoid swallowing" and "The product is not to be used by children under the age of 12". Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Urea

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. The maximum permitted concentration for this ingredient is 10%. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Methylisothiazolinone

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Methylisothiazolinone

Modification:
General detail


NHPID Name:
Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Modification:
General detail


NHPID Name:
Naphthalene

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient 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/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Calcium peroxide

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php Restrictions include data on the pH of the product, maximum permitted concentration, and cautionary risk statements.


NHPID Name:
Magnesium peroxide

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php Restrictions include data on the pH of the product, maximum permitted concentration, and cautionary risk statements.


NHPID Name:
Sodium perborate

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php Restrictions include data on the pH of the product, maximum permitted concentration, and cautionary risk statements.


NHPID Name:
Carbamide peroxide

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php Restrictions include data on the pH of the product, maximum permitted concentration, and cautionary risk statements.


NHPID Name:
Hydrogen peroxide

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php Restrictions include data on the pH of the product, maximum permitted concentration, and cautionary risk statements.


NHPID Name:
Resorcinol

Additional Details changed:
The presence of this ingredient 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 as a non-medicinal ingredient in topical natural health products without the submission of additional evidence for safety. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


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.

NHPID Name:
Clove essential oil

Modification:
Clove essential oil has been removed as a chemical substance


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