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FDA’s Dr. Cara Welch Opening Speaker at the 9th AHPA Botanical Congress

Virtual Event agenda to focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the Botanicals Industry

Silver Spring, MD, April 15, 2021 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the national trade association and voice of the herbal industry, today posted the agenda and speaker information for its industry-wide AHPA Botanical Congress—this year, to be held virtually on Monday, May 24.

AHPA announces date - May 24, 2021- for 9th Botanical Congress

Registration for Popular Event Now Open; Early Bird Promotion in Effect Through April 23rd

Silver Spring, MD, April 8, 2021 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today announced it will host its 9th AHPA Botanical Congress—this year, to be held virtually on Monday, May 24.

6th annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit

July 13, 2021 • Virtual

In collaboration with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), we invite you to join us for the sixth annual Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit (DSRS). This year's DSRS will be a virtual event on July 13th.

AHPA Hires Glenn Christenson as Director of Communications & Marketing

Christenson brings strong skills, high energy, and expertise to the position

Silver Spring, MD, April 7, 2021 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today announced Glenn Christenson has joined the association as its new Director of Communications & Marketing, reporting to Amber Bennett, AHPA’s Vice President of Marketing & Engagement.

April 2021 AHPA Report

AHPA Members, Log in to access the AHPA Report

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!

AHPA publishes Hemp Lexicon

Lexicon clarifies use of key botanical terms relevant to hemp

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published a Hemp Lexicon intended to support the standardization of the terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp and products derived from hemp as defined in U.S. federal law.

AHPA attends Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting finalizing coconut and papaya derived cosmetic ingredient safety reports

March 2021: Meeting also included discussions on red algae, tea tree, and sage derived ingredients

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Chief Information Analyst Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D. attended the 157th Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel Meeting for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety held virtually from Washington, D.C., March 11-12, 2021. The meeting included discussions of five CIR safety reports being developed on herbal cosmetic ingredients derived from coconut, papaya, red algae, tea tree, and sage. In addition, a literature review on Rosa damascena derived ingredients was presented.

2011 - 2017 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

March 2021: AHPA Members log-in to download this free document

In the current report, AHPA developed, conducted, and tabulated the results of two individual surveys designed to quantify the annual harvest of 41 botanical commodities for harvests conducted from 2011 through 2013, and 45 botanical commodities for harvests conducted from 2014 through 2017.

AHPA Welcomes New Board Trustees and Officers

March 22, 2021

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) completed the election for vacancies on its Board of Trustees at the association’s Annual Member Meeting on March 9, 2021.

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
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