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AHPA issues slack-fill guidance

Guidance helps companies inform consumers and comply with federal regulations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published slack-fill guidance to help the regulated supplement industry inform consumers and comply with all relevant federal requirements.

Update on international supplement regulations

IADSA October 2016 Newsflash

IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges. This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on the European Commission (EC) request of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to provide a scientific opinion on the safety of green tea catechins with a proposed deadline of October 2017.

"Incidental DNA fragments" may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

A caution to industry and regulators

This article, "A caution to industry and regulators - 'Incidental DNA fragments' may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)," is authored by Dr. Steven Newmaster, Professor, Botany & Genetics/Genomics at the University of Guelph, Dr. Subramanyam Ragupathy, Senior Scientist, NHP Molecular Diagnostics at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, and Dr. Robert Hanner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TRU-ID Ltd. These leading DNA experts detai challenges and pitfalls of DNA analysis used to verify the identity of herbal ingredients.

AHPA Prop 65 Guidance for Naturally Occurring Botanical Constituents, Goldenseal Root Powder and Aloe vera, Non-Decolorized Whole Leaf Extract

Guidance includes exemptions that may apply

AHPA issued guidance to help members understand and comply with California Proposition 65 requirements when selling products that contain goldenseal root powder, Aloe vera (non-decolorized whole leaf extract), or the naturally occurring botanical constituents pulegone and β-Myrcene.

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) December 2015 Newsflash

The latest international supplement regulation news from IADSA

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and distributes the IADSA Newsflash as a member benefit. IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges.

Doctor's Best issues voluntary recall for red yeast rice product

AHPA issues updated Background Paper

Doctor's Best, Inc. of San Clemente, California last Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement to the retail level. AHPA Members log in to download the updated Red Yeast Rice Background Paper.

Free primer on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

AHPA will continue to work with the CITES Plants Committee and the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service to promote sustainable harvest

Primer helps members and the herbal products industry understand the processes and practices that must be followed to comply with CITES requirements when importing and exporting species listed on CITES appendices

Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition

Available in hardback print and searchable online formats!

Safety information on over 500 species of herbs, derived from data compiled from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts

Organoleptic Analysis of Herbal Ingredients

AHPA Members log-in to download this free document

This document will assist with botanical ingredient identification by organoleptic analysis

Interim Guidance for New Dietary Ingredient Notifications for Manufacturers and Distributors of NDIs

Published in May 2006 and revised September 2011

This guide explains the new dietary ingredient (NDI) regulations and identifies information to include-and exclude- in an NDI notification


2016 Annual Fund Sponsors

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