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Health Canada Recalls

Minister Ambrose addresses the 146th Canadian Medical Association Meeting

August 19, 2013

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, attended the 146th Canadian Medical Association (CMA), General Council Meeting. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original recall press release containing complete information, including instructions about what to do if you are affected by this [...]

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Health Canada Responds to the Thiessen Report

August 7, 2013

Today, Dr. Jake Thiessen’s independent review for the Ontario government into quality assurance in Ontario’s cancer drug supply chain was made public. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original recall press release containing complete information, including instructions about what to do if [...]

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Health Canada Launches Consultation Process to Improve Labelling and Classification of Workplace Chemicals

July 5, 2013

Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada is launching a consultation that begins the process of applying the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals in Canada. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you [...]

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Harper Government Announces First-Ever Mandatory Recall for a Consumer Product – Dangerous Novelty Magnet Sets will be Removed from Marketplace

June 27, 2013

Today, the Harper Government announced the first-ever mandatory recall in Canada for a consumer product. NeoMagnetic Gadgets Inc. was ordered to issue a recall and stop sale after the company failed to take voluntary action to remove their novelty magnet sets from the marketplace. These sets contain small, powerful magnets that can be easily swallowed [...]

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Health Canada Reinforces the Importance of Food Allergy Awareness

June 27, 2013

Health Canada is reminding Canadians of the importance of allergy awareness. For those individuals with food allergies, severe allergic reactions can occur quickly and without warning. In fact, some can be life-threatening for people of all ages, particularly children. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take [...]

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Minister Aglukkaq Launches Public Consultation on Plasma Donations

June 27, 2013

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today invited Canadians to express their views on the Summary Report of the Round Table Discussion on Payment of Plasma Donors in Canada and issues related to the safety of plasma donation. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take [...]

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Minister of Health Congratulates the Winners of the 2013 National Award of Excellence in Nursing

June 27, 2013

Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, acknowledged three exceptional nurses for their dedication, initiative and high standard of excellence in service to First Nations and Inuit communities. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original recall press release containing complete information, [...]

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Harper Government Strengthens Drug Safety with New Standards – Good Manufacturing Practices now apply to all active pharmaceutical ingredients

June 27, 2013

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced that Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations have been amended to extend the requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to active ingredients (AI) used in pharmaceutical drugs. These amendments will come into force in the fall of this year. This is a summary of a recall issued [...]

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Notices of Health Canada advisories, public warnings and foreign product recalls are now available under a different RSS Feed

June 27, 2013

Advisories, public warnings and foreign product recalls are no longer part of the Media Room RSS Feed. Notices of advisories, public warnings and foreign product recalls are now available as a new separate RSS Feed titled "Healthy Canadians – Recalls and Safety Alerts – Health Canada – Media Room". Please subscribe to this new RSS [...]

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Health Canada Approves Proposals To Change Deferral Period For Certain Blood Donors

June 27, 2013

On May 22, 2013, Health Canada approved proposals from Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Héma-Québec (HQ) to change the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex (MSM) with men from a lifetime deferral to five years. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you [...]

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