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Tea and Infusion Products Committee

Chair: Richard Enticott (Meridian Trading)
Staff Contact: Michael McGuffin

Committee Purpose: To promote and protect responsible commerce of tea products. Also to develop ideas to address emerging challenges to teas, maintain attention to regulatory and state or federal legislative activities related to teas or the ingredients used within, to create "best practices" for manufacturers/marketers, and develop appropriate standards for the manufacture, labeling, and marketing of tea products.

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

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

Meeting Minutes

September 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Tea and Infusion Products Committee

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March 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Tea and Infusion Products Committee

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Committee-Related News

CA Prop 65 Guidance for Tea and Infusion Products

Free guidance for tea and infusion products companies

AHPA has posted this free guidance to help tea and infusion product companies understand, navigate and mitigate liabilities related to California's Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). Since July 2016, numerous companies that sell or manufacture tea and infusion products, primarily marketers of branded finished products, have been the subject of complaints alleging violation of California's Prop 65 for failure to provide the required warnings.

AHPA continues EPA advocacy to expand crop groups to cover more botanical commodities

EPA proposes two new crop groups to cover herbs and spices

In comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, AHPA continued to encourage the agency to expand its use of its crop grouping regulations by including more botanical commodities in two proposed new crop groups to help ensure that all of the minor crop botanical commodities marketed in the U.S. are covered by federal regulations.

U.S. increases and proposes expansion of tariffs on Chinese imports

China announces additional tariffs on any plant mainly used as a spice

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced on May 9 that it increased tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports initially identified in September 2018 from 10 percent to 25 percent.
AHPA Member Reception at ExpoWest

AHPA Member Reception at ExpoWest

Our way of thanking members for all their invaluable contributions

AHPA Members and their friends attended the 2019 AHPA Member Reception at Natural Products Expo West. This event is AHPA's way of thanking members for all they do to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.

September 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Tea and Infusion Products Committee

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Guidance on California Proposition 65 for herbal products

Updated August 2018, this guidance covers heavy metals, naturally occurring substances and two processed botanicals

Updated Proposition 65 guidance informs the herbal products industry about legal liabilities related to naturally occurring substances in some natural products sold in the state of California

March 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Tea and Infusion Products Committee

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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.
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