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Unauthorized Product Alert: Human placenta for consumption not authorized

November 27, 2018

Health Canada is aware of individuals and companies that are offering processing services for the preparation of the placenta for consumption. While consuming placenta is a personal choice, we are advising mothers, and others who may be consuming placenta preparations that they should be aware of the potential risks associated with the practice for themselves and their babies. There is currently no scientific evidence that supports claims of health benefits associated with consuming human placenta.