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2015 AHPA Awards

AHPA recognizes Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs and Dick Griffin for herbal industry contributions

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented the 2015 AHPA Awards to individuals and companies that have made substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry during AHPA's Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast held March 5 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

Whitepaper on DNA barcode testing reveals how misapplication of science led to baseless results

The Capabilities and Limitations of DNA Barcode Testing

A comprehensive analysis of DNA barcode testing on botanical dietary supplements has called conclusions reached by the New York Attorney General’s (NY AG) office in an investigation of four major retailers of botanical supplements, a “…misuse of the technologies” that led to a “…misinterpretation of test results.”

March 2015 AHPA Report

March 1, 2015 | in AHPA Reports

Combating adulteration concerns and regaining consumer confidence with best practices and transparency by Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs and much more...

AHPA to award Dick Griffin, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs, Stephen Daniells and Hank Schultz for herbal industry contributions

27 February, 2015 | in AHPA Updates

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 AHPA Awards for individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry. The 2015 AHPA Awards will be presented during AHPA's annual Member Meeting and Breakfast on March 5 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif.

Osha research donations made in February will be matched by Mountain Rose Herbs

Senators question DNA testing of herbal supplements as NY Attorney General expands investigation

Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week to ask if DNA testing is an appropriate method to identify botanical ingredients in supplements.

AHPA responds to dozens of media outlets' coverage of New York Attorney General's inadequate testing of herbal supplements

AHPA has responded to more than 20 media outlets' coverage of the New York State Attorney General's supplement investigation to stress that the allegations are based on inadequate and unproven testing of herbal supplement products. The test results are at the core of the Attorney General's misinformed allegations that several major retailers are selling adulterated and/or mislabeled herbal dietary supplements. 

Acclaimed NIH researcher Dr. Josephine P. Briggs to keynote AHPA Member Meeting

AHPA's annual Member Meeting & Breakfast is a great way to reconnect with fellow AHPA members, meet new contacts, and learn about upcoming AHPA initiatives and pressing issues of importance to the herb and botanical trade.

February 2015 AHPA Report

Researchers seek information on plant medicines used by Ebola survivors by AHPA staff; Analysis of botanical products using HPLC with PCD: theanine in tea by Mark L. Tracy, Ph.D., and Maria Ofitserova, Ph.D., Pickering Laboratories and much more...

OEHHA urged to defend Prop 65 lead limits

AHPA joins coalition criticizing lawsuit aimed at eliminating longstanding safe harbor for lead

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition to urge the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to demand that the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation abandon its recently filed lawsuit that would overturn the long-standing Proposition 65 "safe harbor" for lead--the most stringent in the world.
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