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Limitations of DNA testing for botanical identification

DNA analysis can generate false negative results due to the normal and expected lack of DNA in some processed herbal ingredients

The statement provides the view of the American Herbal Products Association of the current state of the science of the use of DNA barcoding as a technique for authenticating the identity of herbal materials for this purpose and is intended to explain any misunderstandings that may arise out of the March 30 agreement as to the currently limited applicability of this analytical technique.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA Adopts Policy Against Sale of Bulk Caffeine

Recent reports associate serious injury and death with use of pure caffeine purchased by consumers in bulk packaging.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Board of Trustees on March 4 established a trade requirement that prohibits sale by AHPA members of pure caffeine in bulk form at retail (to consumers).
Author: AHPA Staff
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Whitepaper on DNA barcode testing reveals how misapplication of science led to baseless results

The Capabilities and Limitations of DNA Barcode Testing

A comprehensive analysis of DNA barcode testing on botanical dietary supplements has called conclusions reached by the New York Attorney General’s (NY AG) office in an investigation of four major retailers of botanical supplements, a “…misuse of the technologies” that led to a “…misinterpretation of test results.”
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA responds to dozens of media outlets' coverage of New York Attorney General's inadequate testing of herbal supplements

AHPA has responded to more than 20 media outlets' coverage of the New York State Attorney General's supplement investigation to stress that the allegations are based on inadequate and unproven testing of herbal supplement products. The test results are at the core of the Attorney General's misinformed allegations that several major retailers are selling adulterated and/or mislabeled herbal dietary supplements. 
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AHPA issues cannabis oversight recommendations for regulators

Oversight framework promotes best practices for cannabis production and distribution from seed to consumption

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published recommendations for regulators to address issues related to the safe use and responsible commerce of legally-marketed products derived from Cannabis species.
Author: AHPA Staff
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2014 AHPA Awards

AHPA congratulates 2014 award winners Dr. Bronner’s, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team

AHPA congratulates the winners of the 2014 AHPA Awards presented to Dr. Bronner’s, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team members for making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA awards Dr. Bronners, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team members for contributions to the herbal industry

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 AHPA Awards for individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.
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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
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2013 AHPA Awards

AHPA announces winners of the 2013 AHPA Awards

AHPA is pleased to announce the winners of its eighth annual AHPA Awards to recognize individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry
Author: AHPA Staff
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2012 AHPA Awards

AHPA announces winners of the 2012 AHPA Awards

AHPA is pleased to announce the winners of its seventh annual AHPA Awards to recognize individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry
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