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AHPA updates eight entries to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed. in first 2022 release

April 2022: Ashwagandha and basils among recently updated entries

AHPA members can obtain a hard copy or an annual individual subscription to the online Botanical Safety Handbook for $95.00, with multi-user rates available for companies needing expanded access.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

March 2022 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash: The China State Administration for Market Research has revised the claims catalogue to remove three claims – the 24 remaining claims will be slightly modified, Switzerland and Korea are reassessing the use of titanium dioxide as a food ingredient following its ban in the European Union, Korea is proposing changes to its health function food code to add a function for ginseng and to remove aloe whole leaf; and more!

AHPA releases seven updated entries to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed.

December 2021: Individual AHPA Member Annual Subscriptions Available for $95.00

AHPA members can obtain a hard copy or an annual individual subscription to the online Botanical Safety Handbook for $95.00, with multi-user rates available for companies needing expanded access.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

December 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash: China has new rules for food importation and facility registration going into effect on January 1, 2022, with no transition period currently defined; Korea has modified the warning statement for the following functional ingredients: ginseng, red ginseng, chlorella, milk thistle extract, marigold extract, indigestible maltodextrin, and MSM; in the European Union (EU), a ban on the use of titanium dioxide is expected to enter into force in early 2022 with a 6-month transition period to a ban on use of this ingredient in food products; and more!

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

October 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority has published draft regulation named Ayurveda Aahar, based on the tradition of Ayurveda foods.; The European Commission is consulting on a draft Regulation restricting the use of green tea catechins in food supplements; The European Commission has ordered a mass recall of products contaminated with ethylene oxide; and more!

AHPA releases four updated entries to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed.

September 2021: Individual AHPA Member Annual Subscriptions Available for $95.00

AHPA has released updates to four botanicals via the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. AHPA members can obtain a hard copy or an annual individual subscription to the online Botanical Safety Handbook for $95.00, with multi-user rates available for companies needing expanded access. Information about hard copy purchases and subscriptions can be found on the AHPA website.

AHPA introduces new entry for rooibos to the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed.

July 2021: Rooibos is a botanical commonly consumed as a tea made from the leaves of Aspalathus linearis, a shrub native to South Africa

AHPA has released a botanical safety assessment of rooibos as a new entry in the Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed. online version.

Guidance on allergens in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Free guidance for AHPA members

AHPA has published a revised version of the guidance document titled “Compliance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) for Marketers of Chinese Herbal Products” to include the requirements of the recently adopted Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021 (FASTER Act), which adds sesame to the list of major food allergens that require labeling in the United States. The new requirements in the FASTER Act amend the definition of “major food allergen” in FALCPA and take effect on January 1, 2023.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

June 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:Korea is amending its functional food code to include precautions for certain products; Korea has updated its functional food code to recognize additional mineral sources and limits for EPA DHA.; The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing the potential risk of vitamin D overdose; Alpha lipoic acid is under review by EFSA, who concluded that it may represent a risk to individuals with insulin autoimmune syndrome, but were unable to quantify the risk.; and more!

AHPA updates GACP-GMP guidance to include new appendix on prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination

Update replaces the 2017 version of the document

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has updated its guidance document “Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials” (AHPA GACP-GMP) to include a new appendix addressing prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination.

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