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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA September 2017 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash

includes an overview of Thailand expanding its list of botanicals allowed to be used in supplements, China's plan to take enforcement action against fraudulent and illegal health claims and New Zealand and Australia legalizing hemp seeds as a food.

Rep. Mia Love takes on new leadership role as co-chair of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus

Rep. Mia Love takes on new leadership role as co-chair of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus

Leading supplement trade associations applaud Rep. Love’s new DSC position

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, has taken on a new leadership role as a co-chair of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC). Love replaces Rep. Jason Chaffetz, formerly a DSC co-chair, who retired from the House of Representatives this summer.
AHPA Participates in 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

AHPA Participates in 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

AHPA's participation helps inform the committee

AHPA President Michael McGuffin participated as an observer for the private sector at the 23rd Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Plants Committee held in Geneva, Switzerland last week.

Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Features Celebrated US Soccer Player Christie Pearce, Focuses on Responsible Use of Supplements in Sport and Fitness

Ms. Pearce highlighted the critical role of consumer education and responsible supplement usage

The 30th Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus luncheon briefing, held last week on June 21, featured celebrated U.S. soccer player Christie Pearce (formerly Rampone), who said dietary supplements saved her and her family’s lives. Speaking before an audience of 115 Congressional staffers and guests, Ms. Pearce shared personal stories and discussed the role dietary supplements have played in supporting peak athletic performance throughout her career, as well as the unique nutritional needs of her fellow players and family.

CRN commends AHPA for proactive efforts

CRN endorses AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Botanical Material

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) issued the following statement regarding the release of the American Herbal Products Association's (AHPA) guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA June 2017 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an overview of Turkey's new food supplement regulations and the Netherlands action against numerous products in the libido, weight loss, and sports supplement categories for containing unauthorized substances.

American Herbal Products Association and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

Groups will work together on standards for the cannabis industry

Global standards organization ASTM International and the American Herbal Products Association announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on standards for the cannabis industry. The news comes in advance of the first meeting of ASTM International’s new cannabis committee, June 11 and 12.

Video of Dr. Zimmermann presenting at the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) event provides faculty, students and practitioners with fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements

AHPA Chief Information Officer Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., presented at the 2017 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, an event held by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) to provide faculty, students and practitioners with fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements.

AHPA encourages EPA to reform pesticide regulations

Vast majority of herbal crops are specialty or minor crops so they are seldom the subject of attempts by pesticide chemical producers to establish a pesticide tolerance

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reform current regulations to maintain protections for consumers and the environment and reduce burdens on food companies that use specialty or minor crops such as herbs and spices in their products.

White paper: Good Herbal Compounding and Dispensing Practices

Best practices for compounding and dispensing herbal formulations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has issued a white paper to guide qualified practitioners who compound herbal formulations for clients based on one-on-one consultations.
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