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AHPA needs your input on sustainability

Complete survey by Feb. 27, 2019

AHPA's recently formed Sustainability Committee invites you to participate in a 7 to 12-minute survey to help AHPA understand the best ways to grow its new sustainability programming and resources for members and the broader herbal industry.
Chromatography for cGMP Compliance: Two-Day Workshop

Chromatography for cGMP Compliance: Two-Day Workshop

March 21-22 -- Salt Lake City, UT

AHPA is partnering with Dyad Labs to present a two-day workshop that will cover basic chromatography and provide hands-on lab experience.
Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Learn the benefits and implementation costs of the new GRMA ANSI-accredited auditing standards

AHPA is partnering with the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) to present a webinar on Feb. 21 aimed at helping the herbal products industry understand the evolving regulatory landscape for hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products.

FDA Announces New Attention to Dietary Supplement Regulations

Prominent focus on public health and safety, mandatory product listing and new dietary ingredients

AHPA submits comments on use of dairy names for plant-based product labels

On January 28, 2019, AHPA submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to ensure that any rule or guidance that the agency may adopt on the use of dairy names (e.g., “milk,” “cream,” “butter,” etc.) on the labels of plant-based products expressly does not apply to any such product that is not generally used as a substitute for or marketed to resemble a dairy product.

Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

May 29–31, 2019 -- NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD

Industry professionals are eligible to attend the event, specifically practicing health professionals with at least a master’s degree from a recognized academic program who works in either a healthcare, educational, or industrial setting or is self-employed.

Revised Hemp-CBD Status Report

How hemp and CBD companies are impacted by passage of the Farm Bill

Congress passed a Farm Bill in 2018 that included historic provisions to legalize hemp, the low THC cultivars of the Cannabis sativa L. species. This landmark legislation changes how hemp and hemp-derived products like cannabidiol (CBD) are regulated in the U.S. To help the herbal products industry understand the new regulatory landscape, AHPA has expanded this Status Report and to answer industry questions about the new legal landscape.

Renowned herbalists to lead HerbWalk at Expo West

Renowned herbalists to lead HerbWalk at Expo West

AHPA-ABC-AHP event provides guided tour of medicinal herbs at Fullerton Arboretum on March 6

Wednesday March 6, 2018 at the Fullerton Arboretum. Bus departs Anaheim Convention Center at 1:00 PM and returns at 5:00 PM .

Dr. Mark Plotkin to keynote AHPA Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast at Expo West

Dr. Mark Plotkin to keynote AHPA Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast at Expo West

Industry insights, board of trustees' election, and the 2019 AHPA Awards

Wednesday, March 6, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Expo West in Anaheim, CA

USDA’s final rule for GMO labeling ignores recommendations of consumers and AHPA

Final rule hinders consumer access to information on genetically modified foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule on December 20 that establishes the new national mandatory bioengineered (BE) food disclosure standard. The final rule does not incorporate significant revisions recommended by AHPA and consumer groups that were aimed at ensuring U.S. consumers can discern if their food includes genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ingredients derived from GMOs.
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