Natural Health Product Testing

In 2006, regulatory requirements for Natural Health Products came into effect in Canada. Under the Natural Health Product Directorate, all manufacturers and importers must have a site license to sell or import Natural Health Products into Canada. With the exception of homeopathic medicines, all Natural Health Products are required to have product licenses with either Natural Health Product Numbers (NPNs) on the packaging or be registered with the Natural Health Product directorate to have NPNs pending.

To obtain a product license and NPN, detailed product information must be submitted to Health Canada. Maxxam offers the analyses of pesticides, heavy metals, microbiology and active ingredients (potency) in Natural Health Products, as well as shelf life testing, which will help in determining the safety and efficacy requirements of the product for obtaining product licensing.

Services provided for the Natural Health Products Industry include:

  • Shelf life testing
  • Supplement Facts Panels
  • Identification and assay analysis of active components in dietary supplements and NHPs, vitamins and minerals.
  • Label claim analyses of vitamins, minerals, active components in NHPs and Dietary supplements
  • Microbiology
  • Heavy metal analysis
  • Mycotoxin analysis
  • Toxicology
  • Pesticide, drug residue and organics analysis
  • Dissolution Testing
  • Bioaccessibility Testing

Additional services provided are

  • Gas testing for packaging evaluation
  • Food Nutrition labelling analysis for Canadian and US markets
  • Pesticide and veterinary drug residue testing

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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