Cosmetic Regulations in Canada – Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF)

The cosmetic notification form (CNF) is an electronic registration form that cosmetics manufacturers in Canada must submit to Health Canada before they market their products.

The CNF requires information such as the name and address of the manufacturer, the product ingredients, the product name, product form, and area of intended use.

The Cosmetic Notification Form requirements became effective on January 1, 2009. All cosmetic manufacturers wishing to market their products in Canada must register with Health Canada using the CNF.

Cosmetic products that do not contain any restricted or prohibited ingredients will be processed immediately and a cosmetic number will be issued in 24 – 48 hours. Cosmetics that contain restricted ingredients will follow manual processing by Health Canada. A service standard for manual processing has not been established. 

Alphagreen Resources Inc  offers regulatory services from registering your cosmetic products to reviewing your cosmetic labels and submitting a cosmetic notification application to Health Canada.

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