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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA February 2019 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on the EU banning yohimbe and consulting on regulatory limits for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in teas, honey, and food supplement products.
AHPA awards excellence in the herbal products industry

AHPA awards excellence in the herbal products industry

Sara Katz, Kelly Kindscher, Mark Blumenthal, Oregon’s Wild Harvest and Steven Yeager awarded for outstanding contributions

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented its 2019 awards to individuals and an organization that have made significant contributions to the continued success of the herbal products industry at AHPA's Annual Member meeting on March 6 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.
Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Webinar recording and handouts

AHPA partnered with the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) to present this free webinar on February 26, 2019 to provide the herbal industry with specific details on the benefits and implementation costs of the new GRMA ANSI-accredited auditing standards.

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.
Renowned herbalists lead HerbWalk at Expo West

Renowned herbalists lead HerbWalk at Expo West

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

Join a renowned faculty of herbalists for a hands-on, guided tour of the Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 4,000 plant species from around the globe.

Webinar: Prop 65 for Cannabis Products

Recorded January 16, 2019

Effective January 3, 2020, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) for purposes of California Proposition 65 (Prop 65). At a public meeting on December 11, 2019, the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) in its official capacity as the “state’s qualified experts” determined that cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) were shown to cause reproductive toxicity based on the developmental endpoint.

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.

Slack-Fill Guidance (Revised 2019)

This guidance helps companies inform consumers and comply with federal regulations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) published slack-fill guidance in 2016 and revised the document in 2019 to help the regulated supplement industry inform consumers and comply with all relevant federal requirements.

FDA Inspection Trends, cGMP Compliance Issues and Responding to an FDA 483

Two-part webinar recorded Dec. 4 and 18

Two-part webinar will provide data on recent FDA inspections, an overview of emerging compliance issues and strategies for responding to an FDA 483 in order to avoid an FDA warning letter.
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