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AHPA Adopts Policy Against Sale of Bulk Caffeine

Recent reports associate serious injury and death with use of pure caffeine purchased by consumers in bulk packaging.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Board of Trustees on March 4 established a trade requirement that prohibits sale by AHPA members of pure caffeine in bulk form at retail (to consumers).

Whitepaper on DNA barcode testing reveals how misapplication of science led to baseless results

The Capabilities and Limitations of DNA Barcode Testing

A comprehensive analysis of DNA barcode testing on botanical dietary supplements has called conclusions reached by the New York Attorney General’s (NY AG) office in an investigation of four major retailers of botanical supplements, a “…misuse of the technologies” that led to a “…misinterpretation of test results.”

AHPA to award Dick Griffin, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs, Stephen Daniells and Hank Schultz for herbal industry contributions

27 February, 2015 | in AHPA Updates

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 AHPA Awards for individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry. The 2015 AHPA Awards will be presented during AHPA's annual Member Meeting and Breakfast on March 5 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif.

Osha research donations made in February will be matched by Mountain Rose Herbs

Senators question DNA testing of herbal supplements as NY Attorney General expands investigation

Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week to ask if DNA testing is an appropriate method to identify botanical ingredients in supplements.

AHPA responds to dozens of media outlets' coverage of New York Attorney General's inadequate testing of herbal supplements

AHPA has responded to more than 20 media outlets' coverage of the New York State Attorney General's supplement investigation to stress that the allegations are based on inadequate and unproven testing of herbal supplement products. The test results are at the core of the Attorney General's misinformed allegations that several major retailers are selling adulterated and/or mislabeled herbal dietary supplements. 

Acclaimed NIH researcher Dr. Josephine P. Briggs to keynote AHPA Member Meeting

AHPA's annual Member Meeting & Breakfast is a great way to reconnect with fellow AHPA members, meet new contacts, and learn about upcoming AHPA initiatives and pressing issues of importance to the herb and botanical trade.

OEHHA urged to defend Prop 65 lead limits

AHPA joins coalition criticizing lawsuit aimed at eliminating longstanding safe harbor for lead

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition to urge the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to demand that the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation abandon its recently filed lawsuit that would overturn the long-standing Proposition 65 "safe harbor" for lead--the most stringent in the world.

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements seeks input on strategic plan

ODS invites public comment on progress report

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is asking the public to review its recent progress and provide input to help the office develop its Strategic Plan. AHPA will be submitting comments and encourages others in the industry to also provide input.

AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of dietary supplements industry

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) sent a letter to the editor to the Statesman Journal to correct an article ("The truth about dietary supplements," Jan. 22) which inaccurately states, "The supplement industry is largely unregulated."
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