New Canadian Guidelines for Labeling
Canada started to put new guidelines into effect in June 2017 for over-the-counter drugs, natural health products, and contact lens disinfectants. The labels will be required in both English and French. The new guidelines will enforce pharmaceutical companies to deliver more clear and understandable labels to consumers. The Good Label Guidelines applies to new over-the-counter and natural health products. Companies will have until June 2021 to fully comply with the new guidelines unless there is a change to the package. If a change is made to an existing product before 2021 the product must immediately follow the new guidelines.
CCL Healthcare recognizes that the market place is constantly changing with new regulations and guidelines and is here to help. CCL has developed new labeling techniques like the multi-ply booklet that will be applied directly to cartons to address the current regulation. The objective of the multi-ply booklet is to enable brands to maintain aesthetically pleasing graphics in both languages without disrupting the look and feel of the package. The multi-ply booklet can deliver all the required drug information and accommodate several colors on the inside pages for identifying dangers, warnings, and cautions commonly found on drug facts and directions for use. Companies can rest assure that their brand identity will be consistent no matter if the carton is displayed in the French or English. The multi-ply booklet label applied to a carton will save time, costly art revision and will not sacrifice the look and feel of your brand.
Contact: Karl Hoelper