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AHPA Urges FDA to Define "Natural" to Promote Clarity and Consistency

Consumers should not be misled by inconsistent or inaccurate uses of "natural"

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday encouraging the agency to establish, through rulemaking, a regulatory definition for the term "natural" (and possibly other terms, such as "100% natural" and "made with natural [named ingredient(s)]") for the labeling of human food products, and other products regulated by FDA such as animal foods, cosmetics, and botanical drugs.
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Emergency Action on Proposition 65 warnings for Bisphenol A: Instructions for submission of product information

Prop 65 warnings for exposure to BPA are required starting May 11, 2016

AHPA is providing access to AHPA member companies to an online database created for companies to list their affected products.
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AHPA President Reviews Adulteration Solutions at IADSA Expert Roundtable on Botanicals

Industry and government efforts are helping fight adulteration

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin outlined how the herbal supplement industry continues to develop solutions to address adulteration at an Expert Roundtable on Botanicals held by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) on Monday.
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Notice regarding emergency action on CA Proposition 65 warnings for exposures to bisphenol A (BPA)

Prop 65 warnings for products that cause exposure to BPA required beginning May 11, 2016

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warnings required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).
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AHPA endorses CARERS and Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Acts

Bills would help more consumers benefit from the medicinal properties of cannabis

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has endorsed the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS Act) (H.R. 1538, S. 683), with the exception of the provision to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.
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Free AHPA-UNPA Webinar Prepares Members for a State Attorney General Call

Tips on how your company should respond to a state attorney general's letter of inquiry

Recorded March 24, 2016. Free to members and nonmembers.

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Demystifying Microbiology for the Herbal Product and Dietary Supplement Industries

an overview of microbiology and strategies to ensure manufacturing operations protect against the potential for microorganism growth and contamination

Recorded March 22, 2016. Member cost: $220. Nonmember cost: $520.

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AHPA awards Sen. Tom Harkin, Robert Ullman, Steven Dentali, Paula Brown, and Aveda for contributions to the herbal products industry

AHPA awards Sen. Tom Harkin, Robert Ullman, Steven Dentali, Paula Brown, and Aveda for contributions to the herbal products industry

2016 AHPA Awards

AHPA presented its 2016 awards to Steven Dentali, Ph.D; Aveda, The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences; Dr. Paula Brown; Robert (Bob) Ullman (posthumous); and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA retired) for their substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

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AHPA Advocacy Spurs Correction of FDA's Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide

AHPA Update

Term 'dietary supplement' by itself may be considered the statement of identity

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Natural Products Industry Urges Passage of the Health Savings Act

AHPA encourages members to advocate their lawmakers to support the bill

AHPA joined the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association, and the United Natural Products Alliance to express support for the recently introduced Health Care Savings Act (S. 2499 and H.R. 4469) and urge quick passage of the bill.
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