Provides advice on the federal Food & Drugs Act and the regulations that apply specifically to food and drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and natural health products. Provides advice on related laws, including the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Hazardous Products Act.
Works with businesses to ensure compliance with legal requirements and with government policies that relate to product labeling, marketing and promotion and sales. Provides advice to advertisers in connection with the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, administered by Advertising Standards Canada.
Co-ordinates communications with Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Helps clients to develop recall plans, conduct product recalls and to prepare the necessary government reports.
Advises on compliance with industry codes, the Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices (for research-based pharmaceuticals) and the MEDEC Code of Conduct (for medical technology products).