Health Canada: NNHPD expedites registration of hand sanitizers

April 09, 2020

The Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) at Health Canada has issued a guide on the interim expedited licensing approach for the production and distribution of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

The guide lays out the regulations for those companies intending to switch production to manufacture, package and/or label alcohol-based hand sanitizers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidance document includes:

  • Step-by-step application processes for:
    • A site licence
    • A product licence
    • Both a product and a site license
  • Labeling requirements
  • Contact information in case you have questions
  • A cover letter template to accompany your application (the cover letter alone is not sufficient)

Click here to view the guidance.

How TSG can help

TSG’s consultants routinely help companies register hand sanitizers and surface disinfectants in Canada. Our specialists understand the levels of active ingredients required to be compliant and are experienced in developing and reviewing label claims.

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