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Description - Figure 2: Class I application process

The Class I application process is as follows:

When an application for a class I product licence is received, it is reviewed for administrative completeness. This first step is completed within 10 calendar days.

The review will yield one of three results: the application is accepted; the application is found to have administrative deficiencies; the application is found not to be a class I application.

Once the application has been accepted, the product is assigned a Natural Product Number (NPN) and the applicant may begin selling the product bearing the NPN.

At any time, the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) may perform a desk audit to ensure that the application conforms to the monograph. If it does not conform, NNHPD communicates with the applicant to request correction of the deficiencies.