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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA April 2018 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on EFSA's proposed limit of 800 mg/day for the intake of green tea catechins in food supplements
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AHPA President Michael McGuffin urges companies selling kratom to comply with all applicable laws and regulations

Statement delivered during press conference

AHPA President Michael McGuffin stressed that any company looking to sell kratom or kratom products must comply with all applicable laws and regulations during a press conference.
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AHPA recommends CBD not be scheduled under any international drug control convention

AHPA submits comments to FDA to inform participation in WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

AHPA submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday to stress that cannabidiol (CBD) requires no international drug scheduling as an individual substance and encourage the U.S. to support this position.
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Rate of NDI notifications reported by FDA unexpectedly drops

Rate of NDI notifications reported by FDA unexpectedly drops

More than half of most recent NDI notifications available from FDA filed without comment

More than half of the most recent new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last six months were filed without comment, but the rate of notifications reported received by the agency is dramatically lower than previously observed for any six month period since the initial six months in 1995 when the agency first began accepting and filing notifications.
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AHPA meetings and events at Natural Products Expo West

AHPA Annual Member meeting, reception, awards, committee meetings and more!

March 5-8, 2018 -- Anaheim Convention Center, California

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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 comments to FWS provide recommendations for CITES

AHPA comments to FWS provide recommendations for CITES

Annotation for American ginseng should exclude sliced roots from CITES export and import controls

In comments submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), AHPA requested that the agency propose at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to amend the annotation for American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) to exclude sliced roots from CITES export and import controls.
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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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AHPA recommends regulatory improvements in comments submitted to CFSAN

Recommendations seek to reduce regulatory burdens while maintaining consumer protections

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted nearly 100 pages of comments today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) identifying numerous ways to improve regulations, guidance documents, and enforcement practices to protect public health more effectively and efficiently.
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