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Mythbuster – Do food allergen labelling laws apply to natural health products? 

September 28, 2021

Customer in pharmacy holding bottle. Woman reading the label text about ingredient information.

FACT: No. Health Canada’s food allergen labelling regulations require the inclusion of the common name of the priority food allergens, gluten sources (wheat, triticale, barley, rye, oats) and added sulphites on the labels of pre-packaged foods with these ingredients. This requirement does not apply to natural health products like vitamins, minerals, probiotics, herbal remedies, homeopathic and traditional medicines. Although all ingredients on natural health products need to be on the label, there is no requirement to highlight food allergens in the same way as on pre-packaged foods.

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