AHPA requests DEA to delay action
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) urging the agency to reconsider using its emergency scheduling authority to temporarily place constituents of the herb kratom into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Facilities must register by December 1
Domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States are required to register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All entities required to register must renew their registration from October 1 through December 31 every even-numbered year. If the facility registration is not renewed by 11:59 PM on December 31, 2016, the registration is considered expired.
FDA maintains vinpocetine is a synthetic compound
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notice scheduled to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register requests comments on the agency's tentative conclusion that vinpocetine is not a dietary ingredient and is excluded from the definition of a dietary supplement.
By Douglas F. Gansler
In January, AHPA and UNPA launched a joint campaign to develop working relationships with state attorneys general (AG) and educate them about the herbal supplement industry to ensure they have an accurate understanding of the industry. Former Maryland Attorney General and Past President of the National Association of Attorneys General. Gansler was hired to help deliver information and expertise about the industry to his colleagues.
Herbal industry experts provide analysis of 2016 Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs)
Recorded August 30, 2016. Member cost: Free. Nonmember cost: $99
Revised draft replaces FDA’s 2011 draft
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released revised draft guidance for new dietary ingredients (NDIs) to be published in the Federal Register on Friday. The revised draft replaces FDA’s 2011 draft.
Presented in cooperation with IADSA
Recorded August 23, 2016. Member cost: Free. Nonmember cost: $99.
Federal law would preempt state GMO labeling requirements
AHPA President Michael McGuffin comments on bill's passage
Rule effective date: September 12, 2016
On July 13, 2016, FDA issued the final rule, “Amendments to Registration of
Food Facilities.” The final rule implements the food facilities registration provisions of section 415 of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); amends and updates Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration regulations; and improves the utility of the food registration database.
Deadline for submissions is Aug. 1
Herbs of Commerce 3rd Edition is coming. AHPA begins open call for updates and additions.