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AHPA Releases New Brochures Highlighting Sustainability and Good Harvesting Practices

September 2021: Good Stewardship Harvesting Practices

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the national trade association and voice of the herbal industry, today issued two new brochures covering sustainable harvest and good stewardship best practices for oshá (Ligusticum porteri) and Serenoa repens).

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 ERB Foundation seeks matching funds for research on goldenseal

September 2021: Research focuses on goldenseal harvest impact

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) has committed to funding a five-year harvest impact study on goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) led by principal investigator Katie Commender, Agroforestry Program Director, Appalachian Sustainable Development.

AHPA CSO Participates in AOAC Annual Meeting

September 2021: AHPA Update

The hybrid 2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition took place August 27 – September 2, 2021 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, as well as virtually online. Virtual registration and the virtual meeting platform are open through September 30, 2021.

AHPA submits comments to the “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act” Discussion Draft

September 2021: AHPA Update

On September 1, 2021, AHPA submitted comments to the Senate sponsoring offices for the “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act” (CAOA) Discussion Draft.

September 2021 AHPA Report

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The September 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Webinar: Claims Substantiation; AHPA Congress on Immune Supplements; NDIN for "full-spectrum hemp extracts"; and more!

Natural Products Insider provides forum for debate on mandatory supplement product listing

September 2021: The cases for and against MPL

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for Congress to require mandatory product listing (MPL) for all dietary supplements in the U.S. marketplace. In its 2021 budget request, FDA stated that this concept would “require all products marketed as ‘dietary supplements’ to be listed with FDA and give FDA authority to act against non-compliant products and the manufacturers and/or distributors of such products”. AHPA has received reports that MPL legislation may soon be proposed in the U.S. Congress. As the debate over MPL continues to develop, and as part of his “Short Legal Briefs” series, Informa Markets editor Josh Long has conducted a pair of interviews with major dietary supplement industry figures delving into the cases for and against MPL.

AHPA submits comments to Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding Emergency Rule for “Adult Use Cannabis and Hemp Concentration Limits”

August 2021: AHPA Cannabis Alert

On Monday August 23, 2021, AHPA submitted comments to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in response to the recent enacted Emergency Rule titled “Adult Use Cannabis and Hemp Concentration Limits.”

AHPA publishes educational materials for prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination

August 2021: Educational Tools can be downloaded from AHPA Website

In addition to the recent update to the AHPA guidance on Good agricultural and collection practices and good manufacturing practices for botanical materials (AHPA GACP-GMP) addressing prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) contamination, AHPA has developed educational resources that finished product marketers and botanical ingredient companies can provide to their supply chains to help educate farm managers and workers about best practices for avoidance of PA contamination.

Trademark registration application for “Herbalist” withdrawn

August 2021: Coordinated industry effort helps prevent consumer confusion

Through a coordinated effort, several parties with long-standing engagement with and commitment to herbs and herbalism prevented consumer confusion concerning the word “herbalist” by opposing the use of the term as a trademark by an entity not associated with herbalists.

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