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AHPA membership increases more than 12 percent with 45 new members in 2014

AHPA welcomes 17 new members this quarter

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the global trade association and voice of the herbal products industry, has announced it has added 17 new members during the third quarter, for a total of 45 new member companies joining in 2014 -- a 12 percent increase in membership this year.

AHPA generally supports FDA's proposed Rule, but recommends some changes

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) expressed general support and provided recommended changes for the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) proposed Rule, "Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels."

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) July newsletter now available

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA), an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges, is providing AHPA members with the latest international supplement regulation news through theIADSA Newsflash, a monthly e-newsletter.

AHPA's McGuffin Teaches Supplement Regulations Class as part of USC Regulatory Science Program

AHPA President Michael McGuffin on July 26 served as a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy's Regulatory Science Program. McGuffin's full-day presentation, "U.S. Regulatory Environment for Dietary Supplements," was part of the "Regulation of Foods and Dietary Supplements" course.

AHPA staff visit industrial hemp research field

Murray State hemp planting is first in the U.S. since passage of 2014 Farm Bill

Nestled between the test plots of soybeans, corn and tobacco there's a new research crop growing in Western Kentucky. One-half acre of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) was planted there in May and is now, as it towers up to 7-8 feet in height, starting to set seed from which economically valuable and versatile oil is derived.

AHPA urges lawmakers to expand complementary and alternative medicine options for veterans

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today sent letters to lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to express support for legislation that would expand complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) options for the nation's veterans.

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) June newsletter now available

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA), an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges, is providing AHPA members with the latest international supplement regulation news through theIADSA Newsflash, a monthly newsletter.

AHPA expresses concern about focused mitigation strategies and support for broad mitigation strategies

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments last week that urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to significantly modify its proposed rule implementing the "Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration" requirements established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FDA Inspections & Emerging cGMP Compliance Issues

Presented May 15, 2014

Tips for handling every aspect of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection--from pre-inspection preparation to interacting with on-site inspectors--and how to respond to observations and warning letters
AHPA president provides strategies for successful NDI notifications

AHPA president provides strategies for successful NDI notifications

Presentation focused on the importance of meeting all notification requirements and persistence

American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin discussed today how marketers of new dietary ingredients (NDIs) can successfully meet NDI notification requirements at the American Conference Institute's (ACI's) second annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements and Nutritionals held in New York.

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