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AHPA Webinar: AHPA Webinar: Ransomware Protection – FREE to Members

December 16, 2020 – 1-3pm ET

No business is immune to the threat of a ransomware attack regardless of its size. For small businesses, the potential impact could prove devastating. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) will host a webinar on December 16, 2020 (1-3pm ET) to explore what to do before, during and after a ransomware attack.

EPA accepts AHPA’s requests, adds over 200 herbal commodities to crop groups

Final rule splits “Herbs and Spices” crop group into two separate lists

In an adjustment to pesticide regulations years in the making, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on November 6, 2020 revising and expanding the Agency’s pesticide tolerance crop grouping regulations for herbs and spices. These revisions incorporated and accepted many of the comments AHPA submitted in 2013 and again in 2019, requesting the addition of many herbal commodities that had not previously been included in EPA’s crop grouping system.

AHPA joins FBIA coalition seeking comment period extension for FDA traceability proposed rule

Request seeks deadline be extended by 60 days, to March 24, 2021.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition of organizations headed by the Food and Beverage Issue Alliance (FBIA) to request a comment period extension for FDA’s recently published proposed rule on food traceability. AHPA has previously reported on the proposed rule in this AHPA Update.

AHPA Promotes Amber Bennett to New VP Position

Promotion reflects AHPA’s expectation for continued growth and its commitment to better serving its membership

Silver Spring, MD, Nov. 4, 2020 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today announced Amber Bennett’s promotion to Vice President of Marketing and Engagement, a new position that reflects AHPA’s expectation for continued growth and its ongoing commitment to finding more and better ways to serve its membership.

Biennial food facility registration renewal due by December 31

Registration from October 1 - December 31, 2020

The American Herbal Products Association is calling attention to the need for food facilities (including dietary supplement facilities) that are required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to renew their registration not later than December 31, 2020, if they have not already done so. The biennial food facility registration renewal period began October 1.

AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress: A Grand Slam!

Virtual event now available on-demand

By all accounts, the inaugural, virtual AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress hit it out of the ballpark!

With 225+ registrants, 20+ speakers, and 13 sponsors, the full-day event moved at a rapid pace, with informational nuggets and key takeaways from every session. Speakers from competing companies came together to share their insights, expertise and stories to help build a better industry. Registrants were the winners.

FDA issues proposed rule on traceability for “certain foods”

Proposed rule would establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements

FDA issued a proposed rule on September 23, 2020 entitled “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods”. The proposed rule would establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements beyond what is already in existing regulations for foods on a newly published “Food Traceability List.” The category of “Herbs (fresh)” is included on the Food Traceability List and provides examples of parsley, cilantro and basil. Food products containing ingredients from the list would be subject to the same traceability requirements up to the point of retail.

Liability and Risk Reduction Panel Keeps You from Skating on Thin Ice—More from the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress

Join us October 21 - Get in the game!

Wouldn’t you rather be on offense than backchecking?

Join us for the inaugural Sports Nutrition Congress, presented by AHPA, and these legal, regulatory and business experts will coach you to apply best practices to limit ingredient, product and brand risk and liability to keep your company in the game. Don’t miss the “Staying Out of the Penalty Box” session.

Champions of Compliance Extend Courtside Seats at the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress

Join us October 21—Get in the game!

Label accuracy should be a slam dunk, right? As should complying with regulations and marketing with honesty.

Why then do companies end up on the bench?

AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress Panelists to Focus on Building the Trust

Join us October 21 – Get in the game!

From Olympic champions to weekend warriors and from professional athletes to your neighbor who likes to jog, there’s a lot of people seeking sports nutrition supplements to help them improve their performance.

From banned substance testing to third party certifications and from high quality products to best practices, the dietary supplement industry relies on building consumer trust to fortify the industry.

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