Our Commitment To Quality
Don Schulz, B.Sc.
– Quality Control Manager
All natural health products for sale in Canada are subject to the Natural Health Product Regulations which came into force January 1, 2004. The regulations define the requirements for the manufacture, packaging, labeling, storing, importing, distributing, and sale of natural health products in Canada to ensure that all Canadians have access to natural health products that are safe, effective, and of good quality.
The Natural Health Products Directorate issues Site Licenses to qualified companies for activities related to the manufacturing, packaging, labeling, or importing of natural health products. Sites must have procedures in place for distribution records and product recalls and for the handling, storage and delivery of their products. They must also demonstrate that they meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to ensure product safety and quality. They require the manufacturers to implement appropriate standards and practices regarding product manufacture, storage, handling and testing.
For Natural Health Products, the regulations cover: final product testing for identity, microbiological contaminants, heavy metals and pesticides; product specifications; premises; equipment; personnel; sanitation program; operations; quality assurance; stability; records; lot or batch samples; recall reporting.
The GMPs are designed to ensure safe, high quality products. At Strauss we have successfully demonstrated GMP compliance and the requirements of a Site License.
Canadian site license #300131, issued by the Minister of Health under the authority of Section 29 of the Natural Health Product Regulations.