Legal Alert - American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

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

AHPA Chief Science Officer presents at Hemp and CBD Summit

Dr. Johnson urges industry to act as though it is already regulated

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., presented at the Natural Products Expo East Hemp and CBD Summit on Sept. 12 in Baltimore, Maryland. The summit was sponsored by AHPA member companies pioneering the hemp space, including CV Sciences and Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers.
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AHPA requests relief for supplement and herbal industry from tariffs on imports from China

Proposed tariffs could increase costs for consumers and cause disruptions to the marketplace

AHPA submitted comments on September 6 to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to request that a proposed 25 percent duty on Chinese imports be revised to remove from this new tariff burden numerous ingredients used in dietary supplements and other herbal products manufactured and marketed in the United States.
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Guidance on California Proposition 65 for herbal products

Updated August 2018, this guidance covers heavy metals, naturally occurring substances and two processed botanicals

Updated Proposition 65 guidance informs the herbal products industry about legal liabilities related to naturally occurring substances in some natural products sold in the state of California
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Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning Requirement Changes Aug. 30

New requirements apply to products manufactured after Aug. 30

New regulations for California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warning labels will go into effect on August 30, 2018 and apply to products manufactured after that date.
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Claims substantiation webinar

Ensure supplement claims are truthful, legal, substantiated, and will help maximize your marketing

Recorded Aug. 21, 2018 -- Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA advocates for inclusion of the Hemp Production amendment in the 2018 Farm Bill

AHPA encourages Senate and House conferees to remove unnecessary restriction in conference

AHPA strongly supports inclusion of the provisions of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in the Farm Bill, as included in the version passed by the Senate on June 28, 2018, and notes that similar language is not included in the House version of this legislation (H.R. 2).
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FDA Inspection Trends, cGMP Compliance Issues and Responding to an FDA 483

Two-part webinar will provide insights into recent cGMP inspection trends

Two-part webinar will provide data on recent FDA inspections, an overview of emerging compliance issues and strategies for responding to an FDA 483 in order to avoid an FDA warning letter.
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FDA Inspection Trends, cGMP Compliance Issues and Responding to an FDA 483

Two-part webinar will provide insights into recent cGMP inspection trends

Two-part webinar will provide data on recent FDA inspections, an overview of emerging compliance issues and strategies for responding to an FDA 483 in order to avoid an FDA warning letter.
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The Cleveland Clinic's Galina Roofener to Keynote 7th Annual AHPA Botanical Congress

The Cleveland Clinic's Galina Roofener to Keynote 7th Annual AHPA Botanical Congress

Presented in cooperation with the American Botanical Council

Nov. 10, 2018 - SupplySide West - Mandalay Bay -- Las Vegas

Author: AHPA Staff
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Whey powder causes recalls by Associated Milk Producers and several food brands

Company identifies this as a “precautionary recall”

Associated Milk Producers Inc. announced on July 24, 2018 that it is recalling dry whey powder produced at the cooperative’s Blair, Wisc., dry whey plant on specific dates in May and June due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The company identified this as a “precautionary recall” and reported that all products shipped to the marketplace tested negative for Salmonella. The company also stated that all of its customers that received this material have been notified of this issue.

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