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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 commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.

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

Fall 2020 Committee Meetings and Botanical Congress schedule

Oct. 27-Nov. 13 via teleconference and webinar

Join AHPA for Fall Committee Meetings and the 9th Annual Botanical Congress from the comfort from your home or office.

Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Regulate Hemp-Derived CBD

Bill directs FDA to use its authority and resources to set a clear regulatory framework for hemp and hemp derived CBD

the four leading dietary supplement industry associations applaud Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA), for introducing bipartisan legislation that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace. The Hemp and Hemp derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 directs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use its authority and resources to set a clear regulatory framework for hemp and hemp derived CBD and assure consumer protection.
AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Virtual Congress

AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Virtual Congress

On-demand -- Recorded Aug. 27

AHPA's second, annual Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress was presented on August 27, 2020 and provides companies with an understanding of federal and state legal and regulatory obligations and current issues and opportunities in the hemp-CBD market. This event delivers the latest information to you on-demand.

September 2020 AHPA Report

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The September 2020 AHPA Report includes: Inaugural Sports Nutrition Congress; Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress now on-demand; 9th Annual Botanical Congress; AHPA seeks more time for small firms to comply with new labeling rules; Statement on oleandrin; Senator hoping for sensible guidance on CBD; Hemp-CBD market growth; and more.

AHPA Virtual Sports Nutrition Congress

October 21, 2020 -- 8am-4:30pm PT -- Virtual Event

AHPA is excited to present the inaugural Sports Nutrition Congress on Oct. 21 as a virtual event. AHPA's Sports Nutrition Congress will showcase industry experts discussing key sports nutrition industry issues to provide the most up-to-date information, resources and practical tools and guidelines to help ensure the long-term success of your business. You will not want to miss this unique interactive event from the comfort of your home or office.

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

New safety information added to 11 botanicals

AHPA continues to expand and update the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to provide the herbal industry with comprehensive safety information on over 500 species of herbs from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. New safety information has been added to entries on 11 botanicals.

AHPA joins request to give small firms more time to meet new FDA food labeling rules

AHPA urges FDA to extend enforcement discretion to small firms

AHPA joined 16 other trade associations in a Aug. 21 letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request more time for small businesses to understand and comply with the Agency’s new, wide-ranging nutrition labeling regulations.

AHPA Statement on oleandrin and Nerium oleander

AHPA strongly discourages sales or marketing of dietary supplements that contain any part of the oleander plant

Over the last few days, the potential use of oleandrin for treatment of COVID-19 has received significant media attention. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) strongly discourages sales or marketing of dietary supplements that contain any part of the oleander plant (Nerium oleander) or its constituent, oleandrin. AHPA also urges physical and online retailers to refrain from offering any such products for sale, and AHPA cautions consumers to avoid oral consumption of oleander or oleandrin.

August 2020 AHPA Report

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The August 2020 AHPA Report includes: FDA announces resumption of domestic inspections; Daily consumption of certain cranberry products reduces risk of recurrent UTIs; Final guidance on BE labeling; Virtual Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress on Aug. 27; and more.

Sustainability Self-Assessment Tools & Standards

Recorded July 22, 2020 -- Duration: 2 hours

Webinar presenters will address different approaches to sustainability self-assessment, discuss various sustainability standards, and how to create realistic science based targets, and present examples that will help companies of all sizes plan and execute meaningful self-assessments.

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