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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

AHPA to expand Board of Trustees under new bylaws

AHPA creates Tenured Trustees and Appointed Trustees to expand and enrich Board

The AHPA bylaws were recently amended to create Tenured Trustees and Appointed Trustees, two new categories of trustees to serve on the AHPA Board. Under the new bylaws, AHPA can expand and enrich its Board of Trustees to ensure sufficient expertise to represent all AHPA members and the broader herbal products industry.

Slack-Fill Guidance (Revised 2019)

This guidance helps companies inform consumers and comply with federal regulations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) published slack-fill guidance in 2016 and revised the document in 2019 to help the regulated supplement industry inform consumers and comply with all relevant federal requirements.

Biennial food facility registration renewal due by December 31

FDA resources available to assist renewal process

FDA identifies “pathways” for hemp ingredients in foods and supplements

Commissioner Gottlieb issues statement on 2018 Farm Bill and “cannabis-derived compounds”

President Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp is now removed from CSA Schedule I control by DEA

FDA Inspection Trends, cGMP Compliance Issues and Responding to an FDA 483

Two-part webinar recorded Dec. 4 and 18

Two-part webinar will provide data on recent FDA inspections, an overview of emerging compliance issues and strategies for responding to an FDA 483 in order to avoid an FDA warning letter.

Nutritional supplements access preserved in Arizona

AHPA and NPA protect proper rules for safe, legal, natural products

A proposal that would have drastically limited access to safe, legal and popular products for Arizonans was changed recently thanks to the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), who worked with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy and other state policymakers on the issue.

Call for Candidates to AHPA's Board of Trustees

Deadline for submission of nominees is January 31

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is issuing its annual call for candidates for elected trustees to the association's Board of Trustees. The election for the 2019 cycle will be held at AHPA's annual member meeting and breakfast at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California on March 6, 2019.

AHPA President presents at SOHO Expo World of Hemp Forum

McGuffin provides overview of federal legal issues for hemp and hemp-derived products

AHPA President Michael McGuffin on Friday provided an overview of federal legal issues for hemp and hemp-derived products at the World of Hemp Forum held at the annual SOHO Expo in Orlando, FL.
Lessons in herb safety from The Cleveland Clinic Chinese Herbal Medicine Program

Lessons in herb safety from The Cleveland Clinic Chinese Herbal Medicine Program

Clinic reports only six mild adverse events since 2014

Nationally board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist at the Cleveland Clinic Galina Roofener shared safety data and lessons learned from the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute’s Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCHM) Program at her keynote delivered at the American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA’s) 7th Annual Botanical Congress presented on Nov. 10 in Las Vegas at the SupplySide West trade show.
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2019 Annual Fund Sponsors

AHPA appreciates the support of its sponsors, but does not endorse, recommend, or provide a warranty for any sponsor company, its products or services. AHPA has no responsibility for any transaction entered into with any of these companies.