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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 18, 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:
Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Picea Mariana Bark Extract

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:
PhF_Quinquina Rouge

New Common Name(s):
China Rubra


NHPID Name:
Tilia cordata

New Common Name(s):
Tilleul des bois


New Roles

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

NHPID Name:
Ibogaine

Old Role:
Medicinal

New Role:
Non-NHP


Revised Restrictions

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

NHPID Name:
Methyl salicylate

New Non-medicinal Restriction(s) added:
Up to a maximum concentration of 1% in topical products.


NHPID Name:
Cocamide DIPA

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
Topical use only. Use of Cocamide DIPA in combination with nitrosamine-forming agents is unacceptable in cosmetic products.


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:
Methyl salicylate

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 except in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/person/cosmet/info-ind-prof/_hot-list-critique/prohibited-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Coffea arabica

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Caffeine


NHPID Name:
Potassium

New Source Ingredient(s) added:
Potassium hydroxide


Monograph Modifications

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

Modification:
Carrot - Daucus carota L. ssp. sativus


Modification:
German Chamomile - MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA- Buccal


Modification:
COD LIVER OIL


Modification:
Garlic - ALLIUM SATIVUM


Modification:
Homeopathy


Modification:
Seal Oil


Modification:
Spirulina - Spirulina platensis


Modification:
German Chamomile - MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA - Oral


Modification:
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (Dgl) - Buccal


Modification:
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice - Oral


Modification:
Echinacea Angustifolia


Modification:
Echinacea pallida


Modification:
Echinacea purpurea


Modification:
Bitter Fennel


Modification:
Sweet Fennel


Modification:
Flaxseed oil


Modification:
Licorice - GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA


Modification:
Linden, European - TILIA X EUROPAEA


Modification:
Linden, Small-Leaf - TILIA CORDATA


Modification:
Linden, Large-Leaf - TILIA PLATYPHYLLOS


Modification:
Marshmallow - ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS - ROOT


Modification:
Peppermint - MENTHA X PIPERITA


Modification:
Thyme - THYMUS VULGARIS


Modification:
Caraway - CARUM CARVI


Modification:
Fish Oil


Modification:
Elder - Sambucus


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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