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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.

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AHPA supports FDA Guidance making pure or highly concentrated caffeine dietary supplements unlawful

AHPA policy prohibits the sale of pure caffeine

FDA issued guidance titled, "Highly Concentrated Caffeine in Dietary Supplements: Guidance for Industry," to explain that it generally considers pure or highly concentrated caffeine dietary supplements, sold in bulk directly to consumers, to be adulterated because they present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury. The principle in this guidance is consistent with a policy adopted by AHPA members in 2015.
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AHPA staff participate in panels on pesticides and food adulteration prevention at GMA Science Forum

AHPA staff participate in panels on pesticides and food adulteration prevention at GMA Science Forum

AHPA President Michael McGuffin presented on a panel discussing pesticide issues

AHPA President Michael McGuffin and Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D. presented at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Science Forum held this week in Washington, DC.
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Leading North American herb associations promote Good Agricultural and Collection Practices

GACPs provide a framework to help growers, harvesters, and processors ensure quality

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the Canadian Herb, Spice and Specialty Agriculture Association (HSSA) encourage the use of recognized Good Agricultural and Collection Practices in the North American herbal products market.

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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA February 2018 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on France's new maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in supplements
Author: AHPA Staff
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Organic industry leaders issue updated guidance on organic dietary supplements

Organic industry leaders issue updated guidance on organic dietary supplements

Guidance on organic regulatory requirements, from farm to packaged product

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and Quality Assurance International Inc. (QAI) announce the availability of an updated, free resource for the health supplement industry titled Guidance on Formulation and Marketing of Dietary Supplements Under the National Organic Program (NOP).
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AHPA submits comments on pre-DSHEA dietary ingredient list

AHPA recommended that FDA make significant changes to previous positions on new dietary ingredients (NDIs)

AHPA's comments were submitted in response to FDA's request for input on issues related to the future development of a list of dietary ingredients marketed in the United States prior to October 15, 1994, when the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) became law.
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UNPA endorses AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material

UNPA will encourage member companies to adopt AHPA's guidance

UNPA is the most recent association to endorse AHPA's guidance. The guidance has also been endorsed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).
Author: AHPA Staff
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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA November 2017 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an overview of Thailand expanding its list of botanicals allowed to be used in supplements, China's plan to take enforcement action against fraudulent and illegal health claims and New Zealand and Australia legalizing hemp seeds as a food.
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Supplement associations endorse AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material

CRN and CHPA voice support for AHPA's new guidance

AHPA's Good Agricultural Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material (GACP-GMP) has been endorsed by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
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AHPA presents recommendations for pre-DSHEA dietary ingredient list

McGuffin highlights significant issues with FDA's current approach

AHPA President Michael McGuffin stressed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must make some significant changes to previous positions on new dietary ingredients (NDIs) in order to successfully create an authoritative list of old dietary ingredients (ODIs) in a statement delivered yesterday at a public meeting held by FDA to discuss the development of a list of pre-DSHEA dietary ingredients.
Author: AHPA Staff
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