The End of Interim Site Licenses for Hand Sanitizers

The Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) of Health Canada announced interim COVID-19 Site Licences (COVID-19 SL) for manufacturing, packaging, labelling and/or importing alcohol-based hand sanitizers will expire on September 30, 2021. The interim measures were introduced in March 2020 to expedite site licensing to address hand sanitizer shortages at the start of COVID-19.  During August 2020, the NNHPD notified COVID-19 SL holders their commitment to provide 60 days’ advance notice prior to ending of the temporary measures. If you are a COVID-19 SL holder, there are three options that will need to consider prior to your [...]

2021-07-27T17:30:10+00:00July 27th, 2021|

The end of interim licencing and what it means for hand sanitizer manufacturers, packagers, Labellers, and Importers

During July, Health Canada’s ongoing forecasting analysis for the supply and demand of alcohol-based hand sanitizers determined that there was currently sufficient domestic production capacity to meet the demand over the next 12 months. As a result, July 13th marked the end of interim licencing for hand sanitizers and regular service standards and requirements were reinstated for new product and site licence applications for alcohol-based hand sanitizers. In response to the hand sanitizer shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate  (NNHPD) of Health Canada introduced the interim measures through Notice to Stakeholders re: Expedited Product [...]

2021-06-24T19:11:25+00:00August 17th, 2020|
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