IADSA June 2017 Newsflash
This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an overview of Turkey's new food supplement regulations and the Netherlands action against numerous products in the libido, weight loss, and sports supplement categories for containing unauthorized substances.
Groups will work together on standards for the cannabis industry
Global standards organization ASTM International and the American Herbal Products Association announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on standards for the cannabis industry. The news comes in advance of the first meeting of ASTM International’s new cannabis committee, June 11 and 12.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) event provides faculty, students and practitioners with fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements
AHPA Chief Information Officer Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., presented at the 2017 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, an event held by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) to provide faculty, students and practitioners with fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements.
Vast majority of herbal crops are specialty or minor crops so they are seldom the subject of attempts by pesticide chemical producers to establish a pesticide tolerance
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reform current regulations to maintain protections for consumers and the environment and reduce burdens on food companies that use specialty or minor crops such as herbs and spices in their products.
Best practices for compounding and dispensing herbal formulations
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has issued a white paper to guide qualified practitioners who compound herbal formulations for clients based on one-on-one consultations.
Dr. Gottlieb's views on dietary supplements are consistent with industry views
AHPA congratulates Dr. Gottlieb on his confirmation and looks forward to supporting FDA efforts to enforce dietary supplement laws and regulations as intended by Congress.
Webinar will teach you how to successfully traverse the NDI notification process and avoid common pitfalls that can result in FDA objections
Recorded May 9, 2017 - Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.
931 NDI notifications were submitted (or resubmitted) to FDA between 1995 and 2016
More than 20 years of NDI notification data from AHPA's New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Database show that 931 NDI notifications were submitted (or resubmitted) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 1995 and 2016.
Current regulation needs to be updated to be consistent with the latest nutrition research
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the criteria for use of the term "healthy" beyond nutrient content claims to include claims for other foods, including herbs, spices and teas, that promote "healthy eating patterns" as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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.