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Government Relations Committee

Chairperson: Staci Eisner (Cortex Scientific)
Staff Contact: Michael McGuffin

Committee Purpose: To monitor legislative and regulatory issues and agencies for the purpose of developing industry positions that conform to AHPA's mission.

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

 

Committee Meeting Minutes

March 25, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Government Relations Committee

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March 11, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Government Relations Committee

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November 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Government Relations Committee

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Committee-Related News

Food & Beverage Issue Alliance requests FDA enforcement discretion for new nutrition labeling rule

AHPA joins 12 leading trade associations to request FDA enforcement discretion

AHPA joined 12 leading trade associations to advocate FDA to provide flexibility in its enforcement of the new nutrition labeling rules as the January 1, 2020 compliance date approaches. In a letter to Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless, the associations, acting as the Food & Beverage Issue Alliance, requested FDA to to provide a six-month period of enforcement discretion following the compliance date.
September 2019 AHPA Report: Labeling guidance, GRAS, Glyphosate, AHPA at AOAC and more

September 2019 AHPA Report: Labeling guidance, GRAS, Glyphosate, AHPA at AOAC and more

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The September 2019 AHPA Report includes guidance on herbal supplement labeling, AHPA at AOAC INTERNATIONAL, climate action in the health and nutrition industry, the glyphosate debate, GRAS: Meeting the burden of persuasion, AHPA at SupplySide West and more.

Dietary supplement recalls are relatively infrequent according to recent FDA data

Dietary supplement recalls are relatively infrequent according to recent FDA data

Two percent of more than 800 recalls initiated in 2019 involved dietary supplement products

Recall data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that 14 of 803 (1.7 percent) recorded recalls initiated in 2019 involved dietary supplements, and among these, three were Class I recalls (the most serious recall class), according to an article published in the August 2019 AHPA Report.
August 2019 AHPA Report: Data shows supplement recalls are relatively infrequent, insights from the Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress, Prop 65 enforcement data and more

August 2019 AHPA Report: Data shows supplement recalls are relatively infrequent, insights from the Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress, Prop 65 enforcement data and more

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The August 2019 AHPA Report includes an analysis of FDA recall data, recent CA Prop 65 enforcement trends, the first warning letter addressing FSVP, insights from the Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress and updated guidance for hemp-CBD.

August 27, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Government Relations Committee

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CO Gov Jared Polis charts course for CBD and hemp innovation at sold-out AHPA Supplement Congress

CO Gov Jared Polis charts course for CBD and hemp innovation at sold-out AHPA Supplement Congress

USDA and FDA officials share key information for companies selling hemp-CBD in dietary supplements

Colorado Governor Jared Polis rallied more than 200 hemp farmers, manufacturers, producers, retailers, and industry professionals during his keynote address to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Hemp-CBD (cannabidiol) Supplement Congress held earlier this month.

July 2019 AHPA Report: McGuffin celebrates 20 years, CBD Advocacy, IADSA, AHPA in the News and more

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The July 2019 AHPA Report includes an open letter from AHPA President Michael McGuffin on his 20 years as AHPA President, recent CBD advocacy, AHPA's recommendations for supplement innovation, AHPA email alerts and much more.

CA Prop 65 Guidance for Hemp Products

Regulatory and liability implications of Proposition 65 for hemp and hemp-derived products

AHPA has published Guidance on California Proposition 65 and Hemp Products to educate the hemp industry about the regulatory and liability implications of Proposition 65 for hemp and hemp-derived products, including cannabidiol (CBD), sold in the State of California.
Michael McGuffin Celebrates 20 years as AHPA President

Michael McGuffin Celebrates 20 years as AHPA President

An Open Letter to the Membership

It is my heartfelt honor to address you today on the 20th anniversary of the date I began my role as President of the American Herbal Products Association. We have accomplished so much together since 1999!

AHPA urges FDA to protect consumers by quickly clarifying hemp-CBD regulations

Existing supplement and food regulations are sufficiently robust for hemp-derived ingredients

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week to protect consumers by quickly taking specific actions to clarify the regulatory status of hemp and hemp-derived ingredients used in dietary supplements and foods that contain cannabidiol (CBD).
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