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Botanical Raw Materials Committee

Chairperson: Edward Fletcher (Herbal Ingenuity) 
Staff Contact: Dr. Holly Johnson

Committee Purpose: Facilitate quality and supply of raw materials to assure sufficient production and stable markets of botanical ingredients and protection for wild plant communities.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

Good Agricultural Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for botanical materals

Good Agricultural Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for botanical materals

Best practices and assessment tools help ensure quality of botanicals at every step of the supply chain

AHPA has developed a set of free assessment tools to help the herbal products industry evaluate and document policies and procedures that ensure high quality herbs and herbal ingredients throughout the supply chain. The assessment tools are designed to be used with AHPA's recently released Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials (GACP-GMP).
AHPA Participates in 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

AHPA Participates in 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

AHPA's participation helps inform the committee

AHPA President Michael McGuffin participated as an observer for the private sector at the 23rd Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Plants Committee held in Geneva, Switzerland last week.

AHPA Meetings and Events at SupplySide West

Join AHPA for the Member Reception, Botanical Congress, Committee Meetings and More

September 26-29, 2017 -- SupplySide West -- Mandalay Bay -- Las Vegas, NV

CRN commends AHPA for proactive efforts

CRN endorses AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Botanical Material

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) issued the following statement regarding the release of the American Herbal Products Association's (AHPA) guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material.

AHPA encourages EPA to reform pesticide regulations

Vast majority of herbal crops are specialty or minor crops so they are seldom the subject of attempts by pesticide chemical producers to establish a pesticide tolerance

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reform current regulations to maintain protections for consumers and the environment and reduce burdens on food companies that use specialty or minor crops such as herbs and spices in their products.

AHPA President Michael McGuffin participates in United Plant Savers board meeting

McGuffin is has served on the UpS board for nearly 20 years

AHPA President Michael McGuffin last week participated in the United Plant Savers (UpS) board of directors meeting to support the organization's goal of protecting native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

AHPA submits comments to USDA on Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order

AHPA recommends more funding for organic agricultural research

AHPA submitted comments yesterday to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in response to a January 2017 notice of proposed rulemaking that would establish an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for certified organic products.

AHPA endorses Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act

Legislation would help boost federal expertise on botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has formally endorsed the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act (H.R. 1054) and will be advocating for the bill's passage in the U.S. Congress.

March 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

AHPA Members log in to download the meeting minutes.

AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of curcumin mini-perspective

Mini-perspective has been misinterpreted to create inaccurate headlines and articles that misinform the public about turmeric

AHPA Chief Science Officer Maged Sharaf, Ph.D., responded to inaccurate media coverage of a mini-perspecive, "The Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin,"

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