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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

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.

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

September 4, 2020: 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.

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.

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