2023년 4월 26일
Strengthening Safety and Market Access for Health Functional Foods
Ildong Bioscience, a subsidiary of Ildong Holdings' health functional food business, recently announced the successful registration of three of its probiotic raw materials as Natural Health Products (NHP) with the Ministry of Health in Canada.
The Health Canada Natural Health Products registration system plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe consumption and use of health products, including probiotics, vitamins, and minerals. This regulatory framework manages and oversees consumers, following relevant regulations to promote the safety and quality of these products.
To achieve NHP registration, rigorous data verification and expert evaluation are conducted to assess the safety and quality of the raw materials and their derived products. The evaluation process also examines the adherence to related standards throughout the entire manufacturing, distribution, and sales processes.
In Canada, the distribution and sale of health functional foods in the local market require a relevant license obtained after acquiring a Natural Product Number (NPN) through NHP registration.
The three probiotic strains successfully registered by Ildong Bioscience are as follows: △ Bifidobacterium lactis IDCC 4301 △ Bifidobacterium Brebe IDCC 4401 △ Lactobacillus Johnsoni IDCC 9203. These strains serve as key raw materials for health functional foods and are also utilized in general food products.
An official from Ildong Bioscience highlighted the company's commitment to enhancing the quality and value of their raw materials through NHP registration in Canada and their pursuit of the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) certification in the United States. They emphasized their ongoing efforts to meet the requirements necessary to enter and expand in the American market, alongside their localization strategy.
Established in 2016, Ildong Bioscience has emerged as a leading health functional food company, leveraging the lactobacillus-related source technology and infrastructure of its parent company, Ildong Pharmaceutical. With an extensive range of functional materials, including individually recognized raw materials, and their patented quadruple coating method for enhanced stability, the company supplies probiotic raw materials and products to top domestic and international partners.
The successful registration of Ildong Bioscience's probiotic raw materials as Natural Health Products in Canada reinforces the company's position as an industry frontrunner. It showcases their unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality, safe, and effective health functional foods to consumers worldwide while bolstering their market access and ensuring regulatory compliance.