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About Health Canada

Health Products and Food Branch

The Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB)'s mandate is to take an integrated approach to managing the health-related risks and benefits of health products and food by:

  • minimizing health risk factors to Canadians while maximizing the safety provided by the regulatory system for health products and food; and,
  • promoting conditions that enable Canadians to make healthy choices and providing information so that they can make informed decisions about their health.

Our Branch Fact Sheets provide a better understanding of HFPB activities.

Directorates and Offices

Health Products and Food Branch activities are carried out through offices in the National Capital Region and five regional offices: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba-Saskatchewan and Western.