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Labelling and Marketing Natural Health Products in Canada: Regulatory Issues and Class Actions

Life Sciences Group (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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This seminar will tell you about the “dos” and “don’ts” of marketing and selling food, beverages and dietary supplements in the Canada, and specifically how to avoid being “offside” with Health Canada. We will also highlight Canadian class action activity by consumers alleging false or misleading claims, information and advertising. Is this part of the next big wave of US class action litigation coming to Canada? Come hear about the latest developments in this area, what is likely to come, and strategies to effectively defend these potentially very significant claims.

Labelling and Marketing Natural Health Products in Canada
Presented by: Ingrid VanderElst

  • Legislative overview
  • NHP labelling requirements
  • NHP advertising restrictions and preclearance
  • Food related claims
  • Regulatory enforcement and consequences of non-compliance
  • What's on Health Canada's radar

Canadian Class Actions Relating to False Claims and Labelling – Be Prepared!
Presented by: Steven Rosenhek

  • The statutory framework
  • “Copycat” cases from the US
  • The Canadian cases
  • What’s coming?
  • Defensive strategies


  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This is an in-person seminar and will be presented only in English.


This seminar is complimentary.


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For more information:

Nick Fan
+1 416 868 3511
+1 800 268 8424 ext 3511