McGuffin is has served on the UpS board for nearly 20 years
AHPA President Michael McGuffin last week participated in the United Plant Savers (UpS) board of directors meeting to support the organization's goal of protecting native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
AHPA recommends more funding for organic agricultural research
AHPA submitted comments yesterday to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in response to a January 2017 notice of proposed rulemaking that would establish an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for certified organic products.
Coumarin is a natural constituent of some food plants
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments this week in response to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) request for relevant information on the carcinogenic hazards of the chemical coumarin (CAS No. 91-64-5).
Dietary supplements are regulated by an extensive framework of laws and regulations implemented and enforced by FDA and other federal agencies
AHPA sent this letter to the editor to The Daily Beast to correct an article ("Tom Price's Other Failure: Snake Oil Supplements," April 9, 2017) which inaccurately states that the FDA has been "prohibited from regulating dietary supplements," and falsely describes the industry as "unregulated."
AHPA's comprehensive Prop 65 data used to develop innovative insurance coverage
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and LifeScienceRisk (LSR) announced today a California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) coverage for the herbal product and dietary supplement industries.
Legislation would help boost federal expertise on botanicals
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has formally endorsed the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act (H.R. 1054) and will be advocating for the bill's passage in the U.S. Congress.
IADSA March 2017 Newsflash
This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on China publishing a list of the forms and sources of vitamins and minerals that can be used as health food raw materials and its draft health food filing guidance.
AHPA members have volunteered to apply the portions of the guidance document relevant to their operations
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is developing an assessment program for its recently adopted Guidance on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials.
Ensuring your dietary supplement claims are truthful, substantiated and will help sell your product
Recorded March 28, 2017 - Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.
18 NDI notifications were considered incomplete
Fifteen (or roughly 25 percent) of the 59 New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notifications submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between November 2015 and October 2016 were acknowledged without objection, according to the latest data uploaded to AHPA's NDI Database.