Evaluating Structure Function vs. Health Claims in the Age of COVID-19

January 18, 2022 9:00am

Glenford Jameson
Principal
G. S. Jameson & Company (Toronto, ON)

Pei Li
Partner
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto, ON)

  • Examining evolving standards for structure function and health claims in light of the pandemic
    • Evaluating the fine line between the two and how the line has become even finer during the pandemic
  • Understanding the impact of a pandemic on claims for disease prevention
  • Avoiding misleading and scientifically unsupported claims about a product’s’ ability to treat or prevent coronavirus in response to consumer fears
  • Substantiating claims under the gun: maximizing opportunities in a time of need while ensuring proper safeguards to avoid exploiting a crisis
  • Assessing recent guidance issues by Health Canada guidance and regulations for products such as masks and hand sanitizers