Natural Health Product Regulations

All Natural Health Products must receive a product license, called a Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) from the NNHPD before they can be sold in Canada. The NNHPD evaluates products for safety, efficacy and quality. At this time, there is no government fee for obtaining an NPN, and they do not expire. Examples of NHPs include sunscreens (SPF), probiotic supplements and vitamins.

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Natural Health Product Site Licenses

Every Manufacturer, Packager, Labeller, Importer and Distributor of NHPs in Canada require a Canadian Site License. This is based on the strength of the Quality Management System and includes evidence that both Canadian AND Foreign manufacturers are meeting the NHP Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements.Site Licences are currently renewed annually for the first 3 years. After that, they are renewed and valid for 2 years. Once the first 7 years have passed, registrations are valid for 3 years.


  • Formula Assessment
  • Product Evaluation & Classification
  • Label Review & Development
  • Natural Product Number (NPN) Applications
  • Site License Applications
  • Quality Management System Support
  • General Consulting on product claims

Sometimes, the same product has more than one possible pathway to registration for sale in Canada. Where this applies to your product, Dell Tech’s regulatory consultants will outline the cost, timeline and claim/label requirements available so that you can make the best decision for your business while ensuring you bring a compliant product to the Canadian market.

Jacqui Jenskey

Jacqui Jenskey

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Call: 519.858.5021 ext 2028