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Jim Turner – In Memoriam

1940 - 2022

We are deeply saddened to announce that attorney, author, and health activist James S. (Jim) Turner passed away in his Washington, D.C. home this week.

AHPA comments provide additional proof of NAC marketing pre-DSHEA

January 2022: FDA has asserted NAC cannot be lawfully marketed in a dietary supplement

On January 25, 2022, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments and documentation to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demonstrating that N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a lawful dietary ingredient.

AHPA endorses Ellen MacArthur Foundation statement on extended producer responsibility

January 2022: Recycling stewardship programs will encourage better packaging practices, reduce waste

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), voice of the herbal and natural products industry, has endorsed an Ellen MacArthur Foundation policy statement calling for the implementation of extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs.

Steven Foster – In Memoriam

We are shocked and saddened to report the sudden passing of Steven Foster last weekend.

Steven was known and loved as a botanical photographer extraordinaire, prolific author of botanical books, teacher, herbalist, and longtime contributor to the herbal industry. His engagements with AHPA date back to nearly the beginning of our association’s 40-year history.

Registration for 2022 AHPA Annual Member Meeting now open

The hybrid event will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 (7:30am-noon PT)

Register now for the 2022 American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Annual Member Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The hybrid event will be hosted on Swapcard for virtual attendees and in-person in Anaheim, CA during the Natural Products Expo West show.

Dick Griffin – In Memoriam

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Dick Griffin

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Dick Griffin.

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.

January 2022 AHPA Report

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The January 2022 AHPA Report includes: 40th Anniversary message from AHPA President Michael McGuffin, AHPA hires Melissa Do as Director of Communications, AHPA works with EPA and IR-4 Project to improve pesticide policy; and more!

AHPA celebrates 40 years of leadership and advocacy in the herbal and natural products industry

Established in 1982, AHPA has been proudly serving members for four decades

In 2022, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) celebrates our 40th anniversary. Over four decades, AHPA has seen significant growth – now with more than 400 member companies across five continents, 17 committees representing key areas of industry interest, and valuable resources that include second editions of AHPA’s Botanical Safety Handbook and Herbs of Commerce.

AHPA adopts revised guidance policy on GMO

December 2021: Updated guidance recommended by AHPA Standards Committee approved by AHPA board

At the November 2021 AHPA Executive Committee meeting, the AHPA board adopted the following revised policy on ingredients that are or are produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The revisions were made to improve the policy’s citations and update it to reflect the existence of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.

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