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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 April 04, 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:
Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Garcinol

Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
Ocimum africanum

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Aspalathus Linearis Leaf/Stalk Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Cetyl Esters

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ecklonia maxima

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Ocimum americanum

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Cyclocarya paliurus

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Moringa oleifera seed oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Linoleic Polyglycerides

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Hemerocallis fulva

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Durio zibethinus

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Highly branched modified starch

Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
Camellia sinensis (purple tea cultivar)

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.

NHPID Name:
Sodium Tripolyphosphate

New Common Name(s):
Pentasodium triphosphate


NHPID Name:
Rheum palmatum

New Common Name(s):
Rhubarb


NHPID Name:
Ocimum tenuiflorum

New Common Name(s):
Rama tulsi


NHPID Name:
Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil

New Common Name(s):
Neroli (Bitter Orange flower) Essential Oil


NHPID Name:
Cyclopentanethiol

Removed Common Name(s):
Cyclopentyl mercaptan, Mercaptocyclopentane, Cyclopentylthiol


New Roles

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

No Changes.


Revised Restrictions

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

NHPID Name:
Glutaral

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Topical


NHPID Name:
Cinnamaldehyde

New Non-medicinal Restriction(s) added:
Topical


NHPID Name:
Cassia Essential Oil

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
For all non-medicinal purposes, permitted at concentrations equal to or less than 0.05 percent


NHPID Name:
Mustard oil

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Oral


NHPID Name:
Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone Beeswax

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
For topical leave-on products, up to 5.7%. Maximum concentration is not required for rinse-off products.


NHPID Name:
Nitrous oxide

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Topical


NHPID Name:
Benzyl methyl disulfide

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
Flavouring agent only, up to 0.0012 mg/kg bw/day.


NHPID Name:
Cyclopentanethiol

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
Flavouring agent only, up to 0.00056 mg/kg bw/day.


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:
Glutaral

New NMI Purpose(s):
Flow Enhancer, Fragrance Ingredient


NHPID Name:
Mustard oil

New Additional Details added :
Flavouring agent only, up to 4 mg/day. The presence of the ingredient "allyl isothiocyanate", the main constituent of mustard oil, as a prohibited substance 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/index-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Allyl isothiocyanate

New Additional Details added :
Flavouring agent only, up to 4 mg/day.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 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/person/cosmet/info-ind-prof/_hot-list-critique/prohibited-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Schizonepetae Spica

New Method(s) of Preparation added:
Oil, Essential (water steam distillation)


NHPID Name:
D-3-Hydroxybutyrate

New Source Ingredient(s) added:
Calcium beta-Hydroxybutyrate, Potassium beta-Hydroxybutyrate


NHPID Name:
Water

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Boron, Magnesium


NHPID Name:
Thiourea

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:
Carbomer homopolymer type B

New NMI Purpose(s):
Gelling Agent


NHPID Name:
Shrimp protein hydrolysate

New Source Material(s) added:
Pandalus borealis


NHPID Name:
Nitrous oxide

New NMI Purpose(s):
Propellant


NHPID Name:
Macadamia integrifolia

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Linoleic acid, Oleic acid, Palmitoleic acid


NHPID Name:
Zinc hydrolyzed animal protein (HAP) chelate

Modification:
Removed MI role


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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