April 23, 2009 — The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) this week submitted comments to Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) on the definition of a Veterinary Natural Health Product (vNHP).
The comments were presented to Health Canada by AHPA Animal Products Committee Chair Greg Tilford (Animal Essentials) who represents AHPA on the VDD’s Expert Advisory Committee on Veterinary Natural Health Products (EAC-vNHP). The committee is advising the directorate in the development of a regulatory scheme for vNHPs in Canada.
AHPA’s comments focus on refining VDD’s definition of an extract, and AHPA provided VDD with its “Guidance for the Manufacture and Sale of Bulk Botanical Extracts” in addition to the comments. AHPA’s comments are available online here.
Source: American Herbal Products Association, www.ahpa.org