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AHPA’s Michael McGuffin discusses MPL, NAC, and modernizing dietary supplement regulations on “Short Legal Briefs”

April 2022

In the most recent episode of “Short Legal Briefs,” AHPA President Michael McGuffin joined host Josh Long and fellow industry trade association leaders to discuss mandatory product listing (MPL), N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), and modernizing dietary supplement regulations.

AHPA asks US Trade Representative for reconsideration of herbal ingredient tariff

April 2022: Court of International Trade has ordered US Trade Representative to reconsider China tariff lists

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has contacted the U.S. Trade Representative requesting the removal of punitive tariffs from a range of products relevant to the herbal products industry.

OEHHA further amends its proposed Proposition 65 revisions to the short form warning format

April 2022: The latest revisions remove the previously proposed label size and package size limitations

In a proposal released on April 5, 2022, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposes further amendments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled "Proposed Amendments to Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings."

AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 4: Aloe Vera (with ❤️ from IASC)

Celebrating AHPA’s 40th anniversary with 40 of our favorite herbs

In honor of AHPA’s 40th anniversary in 2022, we will be showcasing 40 of our favorite herbs throughout the year with support from members who love these herbs, too!

FDA denies petitions to accept NAC in dietary supplement definition

April 2022: Agency leaves door open for enforcement discretion, inclusion by rulemaking

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a response denying citizen petition requests from the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) calling on the agency to clarify that N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a lawful dietary ingredient.

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.

AHPA Webinar - A Crash Course in Copyright and Trademark Protection

May 18, 2022 – 10am-12pm PT / 1-3pm ET

You’ve worked hard to build your business or body of work and you want to protect it…but you don’t know if you should copyright or trademark your work. You’ve conducted online research and – instead of gaining knowledge – you’re more confused than before you began.

April 2022 AHPA Report

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The April 2022 AHPA Report includes: 40ᵗʰ Anniversary Guest Feature: "The Value of AHPA" by John Scott, DOM of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, 2022 AHPA Awards, AHPA welcomes new Board Trustees and Officers; and more!

FDA releases FY23 budget request and summary documents

March 2022: The agency requests include mandatory product listing and a total budget of $8.4 billion

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its FY23 budget request and summary documents, outlining many matters of significant interest to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and its members.

AHPA supports humanitarian efforts for Ukrainian refugees in Poland

March 2022: AHPA encourages members to join the association in answering a call for support by the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzenforschung e.V. [“GA”]) recently issued a call for support of refugees impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has joined the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP) in endorsing this request with a modest financial contribution.

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