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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.

California Prop 65 Webinar: A Status Update

Companies selling products in California should understand recent and developing Prop 65 changes

This webinar will provide an overview of several significant developments related to California's Proposition 65. Companies that sell products in California should understand these recent changes and be prepared for additional changes that are in development.

Webinar: FDA Inspections, Warning Letters and Emerging cGMP Compliance Issues

Tips to help you better allocate compliance resources

This webinar is designed to help businesses in the dietary supplement industry understand the elements of 21 CFR 111 / current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations that FDA inspections have been focusing on recently.

AHPA meeting and events at Natural Products Expo West

AHPA Annual Member meeting, reception, awards, committee meetings and more!

March 8-12, 2017 -- Anaheim Convention Center, California

Free AHPA-Covance symposium: New Analytical Tools to Protect Your Supply Chain

AHPA President Michael McGuffin to present on supplement regulations

AHPA is teaming up with Covance to bring you this free half-day mini-symposium. Designed with you in mind, this event will deliver insight and leading perspectives with the opportunity to speak directly to experts in the industry.

Herbal supplement industry's long history of self-regulation in the October AHPA Report!

October 2016

AHPA expresses concern about DEA using emergency scheduling authority to temporarily classify herb as schedule I substance

AHPA requests DEA to delay action

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) urging the agency to reconsider using its emergency scheduling authority to temporarily place constituents of the herb kratom into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Biennial food facility registration renewal begins October 1

Facilities must register by December 1

Domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States are required to register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All entities required to register must renew their registration from October 1 through December 31 every even-numbered year. If the facility registration is not renewed by 11:59 PM on December 31, 2016, the registration is considered expired.

Takeaways from AHPA's NDI draft guidance webinar in the September AHPA Report!

September 2016

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2016 Annual Fund Sponsors

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