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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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Video of Dr. Zimmermann presenting at the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) event provides faculty, students and practitioners with fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements

AHPA Chief Information Officer Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., presented at the 2017 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, an event held by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) to provide faculty, students and practitioners with fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements.
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AHPA encourages EPA to reform pesticide regulations

Vast majority of herbal crops are specialty or minor crops so they are seldom the subject of attempts by pesticide chemical producers to establish a pesticide tolerance

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reform current regulations to maintain protections for consumers and the environment and reduce burdens on food companies that use specialty or minor crops such as herbs and spices in their products.
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AHPA issues Good Herbal Compounding and Dispensing Practices white paper

Best practices for compounding and dispensing herbal formulations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has issued a white paper to guide qualified practitioners who compound herbal formulations for clients based on one-on-one consultations.
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AHPA statement on confirmation of Dr. Gottlieb as FDA commissioner

Dr. Gottlieb's views on dietary supplements are consistent with industry views

AHPA congratulates Dr. Gottlieb on his confirmation and looks forward to supporting FDA efforts to enforce dietary supplement laws and regulations as intended by Congress.
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NDI Notification Practical: How to Submit an NDI Notification Without Objection

Webinar will teach you how to successfully traverse the NDI notification process and avoid common pitfalls that can result in FDA objections

Recorded May 9, 2017 - Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA encourages FDA to allow "healthy" claims for herbs, spices and teas

Current regulation needs to be updated to be consistent with the latest nutrition research

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the criteria for use of the term "healthy" beyond nutrient content claims to include claims for other foods, including herbs, spices and teas, that promote "healthy eating patterns" as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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AHPA President Michael McGuffin participates in United Plant Savers board meeting

McGuffin is has served on the UpS board for nearly 20 years

AHPA President Michael McGuffin last week participated in the United Plant Savers (UpS) board of directors meeting to support the organization's goal of protecting native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA submits comments to USDA on Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order

AHPA recommends more funding for organic agricultural research

AHPA submitted comments yesterday to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in response to a January 2017 notice of proposed rulemaking that would establish an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for certified organic products.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA submits comments on coumarin to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Coumarin is a natural constituent of some food plants

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments this week in response to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) request for relevant information on the carcinogenic hazards of the chemical coumarin (CAS No. 91-64-5).
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements

Dietary supplements are regulated by an extensive framework of laws and regulations implemented and enforced by FDA and other federal agencies

AHPA sent this letter to the editor to The Daily Beast to correct an article ("Tom Price's Other Failure: Snake Oil Supplements," April 9, 2017) which inaccurately states that the FDA has been "prohibited from regulating dietary supplements," and falsely describes the industry as "unregulated."
Author: AHPA Staff
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