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Botanical Raw Materials Committee

Chair: Edward Fletcher (Native Botanicals) 
Staff Contact: Holly Johnson, Ph.D.

Committee Purpose:

  • To facilitate quality and supply of raw materials to assure sufficient production and stable markets of botanical ingredients and protection for wild plant communities.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

Committee Resources

Committee Meeting Minutes

March 5, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Botanical Raw Materials Committee

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Committee-Related News

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.

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.

AHPA President Michael McGuffin participates in United Plant Savers board meeting

McGuffin is has served on the UpS board for nearly 20 years

AHPA President Michael McGuffin last week participated in the United Plant Savers (UpS) board of directors meeting to support the organization's goal of protecting native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

AHPA endorses Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act

Legislation would help boost federal expertise on botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has formally endorsed the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act (H.R. 1054) and will be advocating for the bill's passage in the U.S. Congress.

AHPA Presents on GACP and GMP for Herbal Ingredients at ACI Conference

June 2016: AHPA leading industry consensus process for creation of self-regulatory initiatives

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin discussed development of good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) in the herbal ingredient supply chain on June 28 at the American Conference Institute's (ACI's) fourth annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements in New York City.
Organoleptic Analysis of Herbal Ingredients

Organoleptic Analysis of Herbal Ingredients

March 2013: A practical guide for organoleptic characterization, with or without macroscopic descriptors, to identify botanical materials

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2006–2010 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

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This fifth AHPA harvest survey report includes quantifications of harvests from 2006 to 2010 for 26 botanical commodities derived from 22 plant species, including a number of high-volume herbal commodities.

2004–2005 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

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2004–2005 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

2002–2003 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

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2002–2003 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

2000–2001 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

2000–2001 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

2000–2001 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

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