Pretending to be authoritative R&D institutions is a common tactic in the marketing of bone health products. The purpose is to package products more "tall", deceive consumers' trust, and attract middle-aged and elderly people to buy. In fact, such products have no relevant government health food testing and production standards certification, no production batch number, and no information on the production place or manufacturer is indicated on the packaging. When choosing bone health products, you should pay attention to choosing products that are certified by the government's health food testing and production standards. For example, products made in Canada need to check the Canadian Ministry of Health's batch number (NPN).
What is the NPN number?
Canada is one of the countries with the most stringent health food management in the world. After being certified by Health Canada, the 8-digit number issued by Health Canada is NPN, which is like an ID card for health food.
Why do products need to obtain NPN certification?
The Canadian government requires all health foods sold in Canada to obtain certification issued by Health Canada. For products with NPN numbers, complete and detailed product information is provided to Health Canada, including: ingredients, sources, measurement and strength, recommended intake methods and other relevant detailed information, to give consumers the guarantee of quality, purity, and efficacy.
Check authenticity: check NPN number
Step 1: Enter the NPN query address on the official website of Health Canada http://webprod5.hc-sc.gc.ca/lnhpd-bdpsnh/start-debuter.do?lang=eng
Step 2: Find Search Field in Simple Search and select NPN/DIN-HM*, and enter the NPN 8-digit serial number of the product in Criterion (for example, Ultra Bone Formula 骨加宝): 80058798
Step 3: Click "Search", if the NPN number is correct, the page will show the product information, as shown in the figure below, if the NPN number is false, the query fails