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Our Mission

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible and sustainable commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers have informed access to a wide variety of safe herbal goods. AHPA’s Vision is for high quality herbal products to be readily accessible to and broadly used by consumers.

Our Expertise

AHPA has particular expertise on the history, science, and regulation of botanicals while its work also has significant influence on non-herbal dietary supplements. Similarly, AHPA expends its resources on issues in the U.S. marketplace and in the international arena, wherever member interests are served.

Our Members

AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and international companies conducting business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products. AHPA members’ herbal products are in tea, beverage, dietary supplement, sports nutrition, personal care, pet and other product categories. AHPA membership also includes individuals, companies and organizations who serve the industry, including consultants, attorneys, media, researchers, educators, and medical professionals.

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AHPA Press Releases and Updates for the Media

April 2021 AHPA Report

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The April 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Welcomes New Board Trustees & Officers; The 2011 – 2017 Tonnage survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants has been released; AHPA 9th Botanical Congress; AHPA Board of Trustees takes action during March 2021 Meetings; AHPA Annual Member Meeting review; and more!

2021 AHPA awards recognize excellence in the herbal products industry

2021 AHPA awards recognize excellence in the herbal products industry

Dr. Rob Wildman, SafetyCall International, Herbalife Nutrition, Naturade, Indena S.p.A., and Tony Hayes (posthumously), awarded for outstanding contributions

Established in 2006, the annual AHPA Awards acknowledge individuals and organizations that help further AHPA's goal of promoting the responsible commerce of herbs and herbal products.

2021 AHPA Award Winners

  • AHPA Herbal Hero Award: Dr. Rob Wildman, Demeter Consulting
  • AHPA Herbal Industry Leadership Award: Herbalife Nutrition
  • AHPA Herbal Insight Award: Safety Call
  • AHPA Diversity & Inclusion Award: Naturade
  • AHPA Herbal Centennial Award: Indena
  • AHPA Herbal Pioneer Award: Tony Hayes

March 2021 AHPA Report

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The March 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Spring 2021 Meeting & Event Schedule; FDA Guidance Webinar; AHPA continues engagement with NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH); and more!

February 2021 AHPA Report

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The February 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA expands COVID Web Center; AHPA Annual Member Meeting; AHPA is hiring: Manager of Communications & Marketing; The US regulatory and legislative landscape in 2021 and beyond; and more!

January 2021 AHPA Report

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The January 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA is hiring: Manager of Communications & Marketing; Noted physician touts nutrition’s critical role in supporting immune health for congressional staff; New safety information added to Botanical Safety Handbook; AHPA attends FDA public meetings clarifying proposed food traceability rule; AHPA attends Cosmetic Ingredients Review meeting.

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

New safety information added to 4 botanicals

AHPA has released updates via the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to four additional botanicals.

December 2020 AHPA Report

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The December 2020 AHPA Report includes: AHPA promotes Amber Bennett to new VP position; Ransomware Protection: How Safe is Your Data?; AHPA Webinar: Post-Election Download - Free and On-Demand; Call for candidates to AHPA's Board of Trustees; Nominations now being accepted for 2021 AHPA Awards and more.

November 2020 AHPA Report

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The November 2020 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress: A Grand Slam!; AHPA has released updates via the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed.; AHPA Chief Science Officer Dr. Holly Johnson to present at Whole Plant Expo; FDA issues proposed rule for traceability on "certain foods"; and more.

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

New safety information added to 11 botanicals

AHPA has released updates via the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to nine additional botanicals.

October 2020 AHPA Report

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The October 2020 AHPA Report includes: Inaugural Sports Nutrition Congress; Scientists step up to the plate at the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress; The Vitamin Shoppe joins the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress All-Star lineup!; AHPA President Michael McGuffin named to Nutritional Outlook Editorial Board; AHPA attends Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting finalizing Scutellaria derived cosmetic ingredient safety reports; and more.

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