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AHPA Updates

AHPA leaders engage in outreach at World Tea Expo

AHPA applauds enforcement action taken against importer of drug-spiked products

Legal experts provide tips for FDA inspections

Presented May 15, 2014

tips for handling every aspect of a FDA inspection, from pre-inspection preparation to interacting with on-site inspectors, and responding to observations and warning letters

2014 AHPA Awards

AHPA congratulates 2014 award winners Dr. Bronner’s, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team

AHPA congratulates the winners of the 2014 AHPA Awards presented to Dr. Bronner’s, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team members for making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry

FDA agrees to new deadlines for FSMA rules

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to incrementally issue final rules for the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) between Aug. 30, 2015 and May 31, 2016 to settle a lawsuit brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Center for Environmental Health.

AHPA Chief Science Officer Dr. Sharaf appointed to HPTLC Association board

Dr. Maged Sharaf
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Chief Science Officer, Maged Sharaf, PhD, was appointed on February 6, 2014 to the board of directors of the International Association for the Advancement of High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC Association). Dr. Sharaf was also appointed chair of the HPTLC Association Advisory Board.

AHPA joins supplement associations supporting DASCA

In response to the introduction of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on February 11, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), joined the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) to express support for the bill. The associations issued the following statement:

AHPA urges FDA to better coordinate Foreign Supplier Verification Programs draft rule with existing quality assurance programs

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments last week that urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to significantly modify its July 2013 Proposed Rule implementing the Foreign Supplier Verifications Program  (FSVP) requirements established by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). AHPA also urges FDA to not issue final regulatory language until it has redrafted the proposed language and allowed stakeholders to provide feedback on the revised draft.

AHPA urges FDA to better coordinate Foreign Supplier Verification Programs draft rule with existing quality assurance programs

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments last week that urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to significantly modify its July 2013 Proposed Rule implementing the Foreign Supplier Verifications Program  (FSVP) requirements established by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). AHPA also urges FDA to not issue final regulatory language until it has redrafted the proposed language and allowed stakeholders to provide feedback on the revised draft.

AHPA urges FDA to better coordinate Foreign Supplier Verification Programs draft rule with existing quality assurance programs

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments last week that urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to significantly modify its July 2013 Proposed Rule implementing the Foreign Supplier Verifications Program  (FSVP) requirements established by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). AHPA also urges FDA to not issue final regulatory language until it has redrafted the proposed language and allowed stakeholders to provide feedback on the revised draft
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