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Technical Workshops

AHPA regularly presents in-person technical workshops to train the herbal products industry on the latest tools and methods that help ensure high-quality products and compliance with federal and state regulations.

Upcoming Events

June 2020 AHPA Report

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The June 2020 AHPA Report includes snapshots of global COVID-19 responses that impact the international supplement industry, FDA & FTC COVID-19 warning letters target social media and intravenous therapies, RFP for slippery elm  sustainable wild harvest study, updated Hemp-CBD Status Report, and more.

Free primer on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Free primer on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

AHPA continues work with the CITES Plants Committee and the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service to promote sustainable harvests

Updated in May 2020, this free 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

Request for proposals: Slippery elm sustainable wild harvest study

Request for proposals: Slippery elm sustainable wild harvest study

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020

The AHPA Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) is issuing a request for proposals to award grant funding to eligible applicants in order to enhance and promote knowledge and understanding of sustainable harvest of slippery elm (Ulmus rubra).  The grant supports research effects of varying rates of wild slippery elm bark harvest on tree population health and recovery across multiple harvest sites in order to inform sustainable harvest and management decisions for the species. The anticipated amount of funding available for a sustainable wild slippery elm bark harvest research project is up to $10,000 annually for up to 5 years.

Webinar: Case Studies - Substantiating Claims for Herbal Immune Support Products

June 17, 2020 -- 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time

Webinar presenters will explain ways to ensure your marketing claims for herbal immune support products are substantiated, truthful and not misleading. Industry experts will review several methods they’ve used to ensure their dietary supplement product claims are well substantiated, including: randomized, controlled clinical trials on a well-known elderberry product; in vitro testing to support the legitimacy of the product; and the relevance of use and training in substantiating the effectiveness of traditional Chinese herbal formulations.

Free Webinar: Reopening Your Herbal Products Business -- COVID-19 & the “New Normal”

June 10, 2020 -- 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time

This free webinar will provide practical information on how best to resume post-quarantine business operations while protecting your workforce. Learn what personal protective equipment and workspace adaptations should be implemented and how to manage ongoing business risks and liabilities. Additionally, hear from experts about how to be proactive and search for, and then correct, workplace conditions that could increase risk of COVID-19 infections.

Webinar: Marketing Claims for Hemp-Derived Products

Recorded May 20, 2020 -- Duration: 2.5 hours

This webinar provides guidance and practical tips on how to successfully market your hemp-derived products consistent with the requirements of the FDA and FTC. An FTC representative provides FTC’s perspective, summarizes recent enforcement actions, and discusses the level of substantiation respondents in those actions possessed or did not possess. Industry attorneys address legal standards, today’s ever-evolving regulatory environment, and the lawsuit risks and liabilities marketers of hemp products face.

May 2020 AHPA Report & 2019 Annual Report

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The May 2020 AHPA Report includes the 2019 AHPA Annual Report, the 2020 AHPA Awards, AOAC Official Method of Analysis for cannabinoids in hemp, free cGMP webinars, AHPA advocacy in Oregon, supply chain issues, and more.

AHPA Hemp-CBD Status Report

Updated in April 2020 to cover recent FDA and USDA actions

To help the herbal products industry understand the evolving regulatory landscape for hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products, AHPA has updated its free Hemp-CBD Status Report to include recent actions taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

AOAC Scientists Approve Official Method of Analysis for Cannabinoids in Hemp

AHPA Chief Science Officer Dr. Holly Johnson chairs CASP working group involved creating requirements for testing standard

The new validation and approval will allow laboratories to evaluate hemp for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a dry-weight basis, as described by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Interim Final Rule governing the production of hemp under the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, known as the Farm Bill.

ABC's Sustainable Herbs Program released a free toolkit

The toolkit is a collection of resources and best practices, specific to the herb and botanical industry, that businesses of any size can utilize to become more socially and environmentally responsible.

The SHP Sustainability and Regenerative Practices Toolkit is a collection of practical resources and best practices, specific to the herb and botanical business sectors, that businesses of any size can utilize to become more socially and environmentally responsible. Ultimately, it provides an ethos of caring for the people and planet from where herbs originate.
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