Regulating Risk: Keeping You Up-To-Date on Product Regulation - May 2016

Here’s a look at what’s new with the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and regulations to the Food and Drugs Act and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

New Incident Reporting Forms On Their Way

Health Canada has announced that it will be replacing the PDF forms used to report consumer product incidents under the CCPSA, cosmetic notifications under the Cosmetics Regulations and to provide additional documents.The forms will be replaced with HTML, which are expected to be released this summer. Once the new forms are released, it will not be possible to submit the PDF forms online.

Postponement of Tamper-Resistant Properties of Drugs Regulations

Health Canada has announced that it will not move forward with the previously proposed Tamper-Resistant Properties of Drugs Regulations on which consultations were conducted last summer.  Health Canada has released guidance to drug manufacturers seeking claims of tamper-resistance, which can be found here.