In light of our current e-commerce world, Health Canada has created a document outlining best practices for online marketplaces and sellers. Such guidance is outlined for consumer and cosmetic products to ensure the Canadian regulations are followed and consumers remain safe while using such products. This document outlines tips on how to do the following: […]

Titanium Dioxide in the European Union (EU) In February 2020, the European Union (EU) Commission published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217 which introduced new requirements for products containing titanium dioxide (TiO2). The delegated regulation meant that as of October 1, 2021: Titanium dioxide must be classified as a category 2 carcinogen via inhalation if titanium […]

Amendments have been made to WHMIS requirements for Canadian SDSs and industrial workplace labels. On January 4, 2023, Health Canada finally announced their release of the highly anticipated amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations and Hazardous Products Act. The main change is to better align the Canadian regulations with the UN GHS Purple Book edition 7 and […]

Update: Further extension of the deadline for UKCA marking In January 2021, the United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking came into effect to begin replacing the European Union’s CE marking on products sold in Great Britain, with the exception of Northern Ireland which continues to use CE markings. Originally, the UKCA marking was supposed to […]

In September the European Commission published an initiative to update the rules on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP). The commission introduces the possibility of endocrine disruptors, Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic or Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulative (PBT/vPvB) and Persistent, Mobile and Toxic or Very Persistent, Very Mobile (PMT/vPvM) chemicals becoming official classification hazards, effectively amending the […]

We have now finished our last consultation sessions with the Government of Canada’s Policy Lab. The first week of October, Nexreg participated in discussions about three possible models for prototyping and testing. This now concludes the fourth phase of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada’s plan to improve supply chain transparency and consumer […]

In Canada, the Consumer Product Safety Act protects consumers by “addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada, including those that circulate within Canada and those that are imported.” The Act does not apply to tobacco products, natural health products, or other products outlined in Schedule […]

Health Canada has several initiatives in progress to address current and future regulatory matters pertaining to the chemical industry. Below is a summary of activity and their associated deadlines:   1) Input for upcoming United Nations committee meeting The 42nd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification […]

  Why was the policy introduced? In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented situation leading to concerns around supply shortages for workplace hazardous cleaning products. Suppliers, who were identifying a growing global demand for cleaning products, informed Health Canada of potential shortages. In order to support the health and safety of Canadians, Health Canada […]

In early 2022, Great Britain’s National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) announced that poison centre notification (PCN) according to Annex VIII harmonized format was retroactively mandatory for consumer and professional use mixtures placed on the Great Britain (GB) market after January 1, 2021. This announcement left chemical manufacturers and suppliers scrambling to get their notifications in […]