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AHPA recognizes and thanks long-time members

Fifty-nine AHPA members celebrate 20+ Year Anniversary in 2018

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce and honor the many companies that have been active or associate AHPA members for 20 years or more, including seven founding members who were in attendance at AHPA’s formative meetings in 1982 and 1983, and 52 others that have maintained continuous membership since at least 1998.

Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning Requirement Changes Aug. 30

New requirements apply to products manufactured after Aug. 30

New regulations for California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warning labels will go into effect on August 30, 2018 and apply to products manufactured after that date.

Claims substantiation webinar

Ensure supplement claims are truthful, legal, substantiated, and will help maximize your marketing

Recorded Aug. 21, 2018 -- Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.
Nature’s Way coordinates tour of Garnay ginkgo farm for Sen. Scott staff

Nature’s Way coordinates tour of Garnay ginkgo farm for Sen. Scott staff

Farm established in 1982 now provides ginkgo leaves sold in products in 80 countries worldwide

AHPA advocates for inclusion of the Hemp Production amendment in the 2018 Farm Bill

August 7, 2018: AHPA encourages Senate and House conferees to remove unnecessary restriction in conference

AHPA strongly supports inclusion of the provisions of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in the Farm Bill, as included in the version passed by the Senate on June 28, 2018, and notes that similar language is not included in the House version of this legislation (H.R. 2).

California court affirms Prop 65 lead MADL at 0.5 mcg per day

Appeals Court rejects lawsuit challenging established standard for Proposition 65 warnings

On June 5, 2018, the California Court of Appeal ruled against private plaintiff Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation (Mateel) and upheld the current 0.5 microgram per day safe harbor for lead, as set in 1989 by the predecessor agency to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). The ruling has since been finalized by the Court. Mateel had sought to force OEHHA to repeal the regulations for setting a “maximum allowable dose level” (MADL) for lead as a reproductive toxicant and to revoke the safe harbor for lead. 
CRS report details challenges and opportunities for growing U.S. hemp industry

CRS report details challenges and opportunities for growing U.S. hemp industry

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Recent market and import data for hemp products and ingredients show that the U.S. market has a highly dedicated and growing demand base, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

AHPA working to update and expand Herbs of Commerce

AHPA will solicit member feedback on proposed updates

AHPA has been working with an expert advisory committee to review, revise and broaden AHPA's Herbs of Commerce, the standard for common and scientific plant names used for herbal products.
NBJ data shows strong growth in 2017 herbal supplement sales

NBJ data shows strong growth in 2017 herbal supplement sales

Sales increased 8.5 percent in 2017

The latest data presented at NBJ Summit shows that herbal and botanical supplements sales grew by 8.5 percent in 2017 and sales of all dietary supplements grew by 5.4 percent.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA July 2018 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on the EU considering whether to set limits for 21 pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food supplements
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