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Joel B. Taller
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1985 - Ontario

Primary Office: Ottawa

Joel B. Taller

Joel Taller is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising primarily in the area of product regulation. He advises a variety of clients around the world on regulatory matters ranging from labelling issues to recalls concerning food (including herbs), nutritional supplements, drugs, traditional herbal medicines, natural health products, cosmetics, medical devices and consumer products.

In his practice, Joel reviews product labelling and advertising and advises on the status of a product as a food, drug, natural health product, cosmetic, device or consumer product. He guides clients through the array of steps needed to comply with the regulatory framework that applies to these various products.

Joel also advises and represents clients interacting with Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Industry Canada on issues such as manufacturing and processing, including good manufacturing practices, safety or efficacy concerns, quality control issues, requests for recall and clinical trials.

Trade associations have requested Joel's opinions on regulatory changes, as he provides clarification on the interpretation of regulations, and often acts as a buffer between a client and the appropriate regulatory authority.


October2015

LMG Life Sciences 2015

September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

July2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

November2014

LMG Life Sciences 2014

Featured insights & resources

Supplemented foods, a new framework

Joel B. Taller

Article April 18, 2016

Health Canada finalizes food processing aid policy and guidance

Joel B. Taller

Article October 1, 2015

Health Canada creates pilot program for advanced notification of importation of drugs, NHPs and cosmetics

Amanda MacNaughton, Joel B. Taller

Article March 31, 2015

Bill C-17: Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law) is now law

Amanda MacNaughton, Joel B. Taller

Article February 25, 2015

CFIA's Healthy and Safe Food Forum

Joel B. Taller

Article August 21, 2014

New category specific guidance for energy drinks

Joel B. Taller

Article May 12, 2014

Health Canada publishes performance standards for TMALs

Joel B. Taller

Article May 12, 2014

The CFIA wants your opinion on modernizing food labelling

Joel B. Taller

Article August 21, 2013

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

October 2015

LMG Life Sciences 2015

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2014

November 2014

LMG Life Sciences 2014

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

August 2013

LMG Life Sciences 2013

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

2013

May 2013

Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award

2013

February 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013

2012

July 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012

2012

February 2012

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012

2011

February 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011

2011

February 2011

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011

2010

February 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2010

2010

February 2010

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010

1985

1985

Year of Call, Ontario

1983

1983

University of Ottawa, LLB

1983

1983

University of Ottawa, MBA

1979

1979

University of Western Ontario, BSc Hons., Physiology & Pharmacology

Best Lawyers in Canada©, 2009

Joel Taller
Profile highlights

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Joel Taller

Joel Taller is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising primarily in the area of p...

Joel Taller
Featured insights & resources

Supplemented foods, a new framework

Joel B. Taller

Article April 18, 2016

Memberships

Insights & Resources

Supplemented foods, a new framework

Joel B. Taller

Article April 18, 2016

Health Canada finalizes food processing aid policy and guidance

Joel B. Taller

Article October 1, 2015

Health Canada creates pilot program for advanced notification of importation of drugs, NHPs and cosmetics

Amanda MacNaughton, Joel B. Taller

Article March 31, 2015

Bill C-17: Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law) is now law

Amanda MacNaughton, Joel B. Taller

Article February 25, 2015

CFIA's Healthy and Safe Food Forum

Joel B. Taller

Article August 21, 2014

Health Canada publishes performance standards for TMALs

Joel B. Taller

Article May 12, 2014

New category specific guidance for energy drinks

Joel B. Taller

Article May 12, 2014

Active pharmaceutical ingredients: Related activities now subject to drug establishment licensing requirements

Joel B. Taller

Article December 17, 2013

The CFIA wants your opinion on modernizing food labelling

Joel B. Taller

Article August 21, 2013

The post-UPLAR transition: Compliance and enforcement for natural health products

Joel B. Taller

Article March 6, 2013

Update on new tools for Food Directorate: Food additive submissions

Joel B. Taller

Article March 6, 2013

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Are you complying ?

Joel B. Taller

Article October 15, 2011

Natural Health Products Directorate proposes changes to the site licensing model, GMP standards and product licence applications

Joel B. Taller

Article October 14, 2011

Joel Taller
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Joel Taller

Joel Taller is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising primarily in the area of p...

Insights & Resources

EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Articles:

Joel Taller & Amanda MacNaughton, “Health Canada creates pilot program for advanced notification of importation of drugs, NHPs and cosmetics,” Gowlings, March 2015  

Joel Taller & Amanda MacNaughton, “Bill C-17: Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) is now law,” Gowlings, February 2015

Joel Taller, “CFIA's Healthy and Safe Food Forum,” Gowlings, August 2014

Joel Taller, “Health Canada publishes performance standards for TMALs,” Gowlings, May 2014

Joel Taller, “New category specific guidance for energy drinks,” Gowlings, May 2014

Joel Taller, “Active pharmaceutical ingredients: Related activities now subject to drug establishment licensing requirements,” Gowlings, December 2013  

Joel Taller, “The CFIA wants your opinion on modernizing food labelling,” Gowlings, August 2013  

Joel Taller, “The post-UPLAR transition: Compliance and enforcement for natural health products,” Gowlings, March 2013

Joel Taller, “Update on new tools for Food Directorate: Food additive submissions,” Gowlings, March 2013

Joel Taller, "The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act - Are you complying?," Gowlings AdBytes, October 2011

Joel Taller, "Natural Health Products Directorate proposes changes to the site licensing model, GMP standards and product licence applications," Gowlings AdBytes, October 2011

Joel Taller, "Changes to Site Licensing," Natural Health Products Canada 2012 Guide, September 2011

Client Work

Joel Taller
Profile highlights

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Joel Taller

Joel Taller is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising primarily in the area of p...

Joel Taller
Featured insights & resources

Supplemented foods, a new framework

Joel B. Taller

Article April 18, 2016

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