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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

Acclaimed NIH researcher Dr. Josephine P. Briggs to keynote AHPA Member Meeting

AHPA's annual Member Meeting & Breakfast is a great way to reconnect with fellow AHPA members, meet new contacts, and learn about upcoming AHPA initiatives and pressing issues of importance to the herb and botanical trade.
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OEHHA urged to defend Prop 65 lead limits

AHPA joins coalition criticizing lawsuit aimed at eliminating longstanding safe harbor for lead

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition to urge the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to demand that the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation abandon its recently filed lawsuit that would overturn the long-standing Proposition 65 "safe harbor" for lead--the most stringent in the world.
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NIH Office of Dietary Supplements seeks input on strategic plan

ODS invites public comment on progress report

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is asking the public to review its recent progress and provide input to help the office develop its Strategic Plan. AHPA will be submitting comments and encourages others in the industry to also provide input.
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AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of dietary supplements industry

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) sent a letter to the editor to the Statesman Journal to correct an article ("The truth about dietary supplements," Jan. 22) which inaccurately states, "The supplement industry is largely unregulated."
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AHPA recommendations incorporated into draft regulations to amend Prop 65

Several AHPA recommendations incorporated into draft regulations to amend Prop 65

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) this week posted draft regulatory language to amend Proposition 65 warning label regulations with several AHPA recommendations incorporated. The proposed language would repeal the existing regulations that govern the provision of clear and reasonable warnings under California's law.
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AHPA urges FDA to maintain exemption from 100 percent identity testing

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the FDA to maintain the exemption from the 100 percent identity testing of dietary ingredients under current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for the manufacture of dietary supplements.
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AHPA President Michael McGuffin's 2015 predictions and analysis of the mid-term elections (Natural Products INSIDER)

McGuffin discusses what the supplement industry can expect in 2015 and the impact of the mid-term elections

In two interviews with Natural Products INSIDER, AHPA President Michael McGuffin looks back at 2014 to make predictions for the industry in 2015 and analyzes how the industry will likely be impacted by the 2014 mid-term elections.
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AHPA expresses support for some FSMA revisions and requests additional changes

AHPA's FSMA comments request additional clarification

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted another round of comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to supplemental notices of proposed rulemaking for the proposed regulatory language to implement portions of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).
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AHPA applauds passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA)

Congress passed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 (S. 2012) last night, clearing the bill to be signed into law by President Obama. 
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Sen. Martin Heinrich recognized as new Senate standard bearer for dietary supplements

Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) yesterday recognized Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) as the next Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate for safeguarding access to dietary supplements. Heinrich's agreement to take on this role was communicated at a meeting at Sen. Hatch's office attended by all three senators and representatives of several dietary supplement trade associations including American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin.
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