Global Regulatory Compliance Support

The GFR team can help you avoid delays to market with our comprehensive understanding of the health supplements industry. We can assist you and your regulatory consultant with navigating the complicated regulations governing natural health products and functional foods in Canada. We also supply materials to companies in Canada and the United States and have experience working with international regulation consultants in meeting different government regulations and specific local consumer preferences.

Natural Health Products in Canada

Health Canada requires that all natural health products obtain a product license before they can be legally sold in Canada. GFR Ingredients can assist your Regulatory Partner as they prepare the submission of detailed product information and specifications required in the Product License Application. GFR has in-house expertise to prepare and submit product license application (NPN) with Health Canada.

Dietary Supplements in the US

Finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients are regulated under the FDA in the United States. GFR Ingredients is certified by Pro-Cert Organic which is recognized by the USDA National Organic Program.

Functional Food Regulations

Canadian functional foods are regulated by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). GFR Ingredients can provide guidelines on the suitability of products produced at GFR Ingredients for this purpose.

American functional foods are regulated under the FDA regulations for conventional foods, food additives, and dietary supplements.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.
The regulation requires that certain activities be performed by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls. GFR has trained PCQI personnel. GFR has also the capability to develop Food Safety Plans focussed on Preventive Controls for Human Foods.


Regulatory compliance has never been more important.

When you manufacture with GFR Ingredients you have access to our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced industry experts who can help bring your product to market in Canada, US and the world. Contact us today to get started!