AHPA leading industry consensus process for creation of self-regulatory initiatives
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin discussed development of good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) in the herbal ingredient supply chain on June 28 at the American Conference Institute's (ACI's) fourth annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements in New York City.
Lau replaces Graham Rigby
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Executive Committee has appointed Wilson Lau as chair of the AHPA Board of Trustees until March 2017.
AHPA opposes separate regulatory standards that differ from existing general standards
“It is illogical as a regulatory principle and unworkable from a business perspective to require one set of rules for products sold through one channel of trade, such as stores on military bases, and another set of rules in the rest of the country,” said AHPA president, Michael McGuffin.
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Consumers should not be misled by inconsistent or inaccurate uses of "natural"
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday encouraging the agency to establish, through rulemaking, a regulatory definition for the term "natural" (and possibly other terms, such as "100% natural" and "made with natural [named ingredient(s)]") for the labeling of human food products, and other products regulated by FDA such as animal foods, cosmetics, and botanical drugs.
AHPA ERB Foundation announces $10,000 grant donated to CONABIO
The American Herbal Products Association Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) announced today that a grant of $10,000 USD has been donated to CONABIO, the national agency responsible for Biodiversity Information and the CITES Scientific Authority in Mexico.
Prop 65 warnings for exposure to BPA are required starting May 11, 2016
AHPA is providing access to AHPA member companies to an online database created for companies to list their affected products.
Industry and government efforts are helping fight adulteration
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin outlined how the herbal supplement industry continues to develop solutions to address adulteration at an Expert Roundtable on Botanicals held by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) on Monday.
AHPA Botanical Constituents Credibility Guideline issued in support of new policies
AHPA adopted updated policies for reviewing membership applications and accepting or refusing membership to applicants during the March 9 meeting at Expo West. These updated policies are effective immediately.
Prop 65 warnings for products that cause exposure to BPA required beginning May 11, 2016
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warnings required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).