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AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress: A Grand Slam!

Virtual event now available on-demand

By all accounts, the inaugural, virtual AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress hit it out of the ballpark!

With 225+ registrants, 20+ speakers, and 13 sponsors, the full-day event moved at a rapid pace, with informational nuggets and key takeaways from every session. Speakers from competing companies came together to share their insights, expertise and stories to help build a better industry. Registrants were the winners.

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

New safety information added to 11 botanicals

AHPA has released updates via the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to nine additional botanicals.

FDA issues proposed rule on traceability for “certain foods”

Proposed rule would establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements

FDA issued a proposed rule on September 23, 2020 entitled “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods”. The proposed rule would establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements beyond what is already in existing regulations for foods on a newly published “Food Traceability List.” The category of “Herbs (fresh)” is included on the Food Traceability List and provides examples of parsley, cilantro and basil. Food products containing ingredients from the list would be subject to the same traceability requirements up to the point of retail.

Liability and Risk Reduction Panel Keeps You from Skating on Thin Ice—More from the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress

Join us October 21 - Get in the game!

Wouldn’t you rather be on offense than backchecking?

Join us for the inaugural Sports Nutrition Congress, presented by AHPA, and these legal, regulatory and business experts will coach you to apply best practices to limit ingredient, product and brand risk and liability to keep your company in the game. Don’t miss the “Staying Out of the Penalty Box” session.

Champions of Compliance Extend Courtside Seats at the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress

Join us October 21—Get in the game!

Label accuracy should be a slam dunk, right? As should complying with regulations and marketing with honesty.

Why then do companies end up on the bench?

AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress Panelists to Focus on Building the Trust

Join us October 21 – Get in the game!

From Olympic champions to weekend warriors and from professional athletes to your neighbor who likes to jog, there’s a lot of people seeking sports nutrition supplements to help them improve their performance.

From banned substance testing to third party certifications and from high quality products to best practices, the dietary supplement industry relies on building consumer trust to fortify the industry.

Sports Nutrition MVPs Ready to Take the Field at the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress

Join us October 21—Get in the game!

How do successful companies in the sports nutrition market strategically innovate and stay on top of business trends? From ingredients to partnerships and from claims substantiation through distribution, these four experts will share insights during the “Building the Business Body Through Winning Innovation” session. The panel MVPs are:

October 2020 AHPA Report

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The October 2020 AHPA Report includes: Inaugural Sports Nutrition Congress; Scientists step up to the plate at the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress; The Vitamin Shoppe joins the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress All-Star lineup!; AHPA President Michael McGuffin named to Nutritional Outlook Editorial Board; AHPA attends Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting finalizing Scutellaria derived cosmetic ingredient safety reports; and more.

Scientists step up to the plate at the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress

Join us October 21 - Get in the game!

It’s not always about homeruns. Sometimes just getting on base is what counts.

As long as you know how to get those players home!

Join us for the inaugural Sports Nutrition Congress, presented by AHPA, and don’t miss the “Proven Performance: Developing a Highly Efficient, Cost-Effective Research Program” session. The star-studded lineup features:

  • Moderator: Vince Kreipke, Ph.D., CSCS, CISSN, Scientific Advisor, Onnit
  • Rick Kreider, Ph.D., FACSM, FASEP, Director, Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab, Texas A&M University
  • Chris Lockwood, Ph.D., FACN, CSCS,, President, Lockwood LLC
  • Hector Lopez, M.D., CSCS, FAAPMR,, Principal & Scientific Advisor, The Center for Applied Health Sciences
  • Hame Persaud, Executive Vice President, HP Ingredients

AHPA attends Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting finalizing Scutellaria derived cosmetic ingredient safety reports

Meeting also included discussions on coconut, red algae, and CoQ-10 derived products

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Chief Information Analyst Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., attended the 155th Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel Meeting for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety held virtually from Washington, D.C., September 14-15. The meeting included discussions of three CIR safety reports being developed on herbal cosmetic ingredients derived from Scutellaria species, coconut, and red algae. A report on ubiquinone (CoQ-10) and derivatives was also discussed at the meeting.

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