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Recent AHPA Advocacy

AHPA Opposes Blumenthal-Durbin Amendment to Restrict Some Supplement Sales on Military Bases

AHPA opposes separate regulatory standards that differ from existing general standards

“It is illogical as a regulatory principle and unworkable from a business perspective to require one set of rules for products sold through one channel of trade, such as stores on military bases, and another set of rules in the rest of the country,” said AHPA president, Michael McGuffin.

AHPA Urges FDA to Define "Natural" to Promote Clarity and Consistency

Consumers should not be misled by inconsistent or inaccurate uses of "natural"

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday encouraging the agency to establish, through rulemaking, a regulatory definition for the term "natural" (and possibly other terms, such as "100% natural" and "made with natural [named ingredient(s)]") for the labeling of human food products, and other products regulated by FDA such as animal foods, cosmetics, and botanical drugs.
Aveda and the Estée Lauder Companies Support Conservation of Candelilla in Mexico

Aveda and the Estée Lauder Companies Support Conservation of Candelilla in Mexico

AHPA ERB Foundation announces $10,000 grant donated to CONABIO

The American Herbal Products Association Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) announced today that a grant of $10,000 USD has been donated to CONABIO, the national agency responsible for Biodiversity Information and the CITES Scientific Authority in Mexico.

AHPA President Reviews Adulteration Solutions at IADSA Expert Roundtable on Botanicals

Industry and government efforts are helping fight adulteration

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin outlined how the herbal supplement industry continues to develop solutions to address adulteration at an Expert Roundtable on Botanicals held by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) on Monday.

Ultimate Fighting Championship Anti-Doping Chief Leads Luncheon at Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus

Coalition of Natural Products and Dietary Supplements Associations Sponsor Briefing for Lawmakers and Staff on Capitol Hill

The Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC) hosted Jeff Novitzky, Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), on April 14 for a luncheon and briefing for lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill.

AHPA endorses CARERS and Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Acts

Bills would help more consumers benefit from the medicinal properties of cannabis

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has endorsed the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS Act) (H.R. 1538, S. 683), with the exception of the provision to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

AHPA Events and Meetings at SupplySide West

Oct. 5-8, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Join AHPA at the member reception, Botanical Congress and committee meetings at the SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas. 

Free AHPA-UNPA Webinar Prepares Members for a State Attorney General Call

Webinar recorded March 24, 2016

Exclusive, free webinar for AHPA and UNPA members features Doug Gansler, Former Attorney General for Maryland

Results of AHPA's 2016 board of trustees' election

AHPA Update

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) congratulates the five members who were elected to serve three-year terms on the board of trustees during the association's annual member meeting on March 10 in Anaheim, Calif.

AHPA Advocacy Spurs Correction of FDA's Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide

AHPA Update

Term 'dietary supplement' by itself may be considered the statement of identity

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