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November 2021

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  • Sabinsa's parent company Sami Labs breaks ground on $30 million state of the art production facility
  • Unstoppable Moms Across America launches new Gold Standard to shift the marketplace for a healthier planet
  • Draco Achieves Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification of its manufacturing facilities
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    U.S. increases and proposes expansion of tariffs on Chinese imports

    May 2019: China announces additional tariffs on any plant mainly used as a spice

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced on May 9 that it increased tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports initially identified in September 2018 from 10 percent to 25 percent.
    IADSA update on international supplement regulations

    IADSA update on international supplement regulations

    IADSA May 2019 Newsflash

    China considers adding 5 functional ingredients, including reishi powder and spirulina, to its food raw materials directory, and changes to permitted health food function claims, in this issue of the IADSA Newsflash.

    Proposition 65 definition of 'nickel (soluble compounds)' posted

    OEHHA action may require warnings by Oct. 26, 2019

    California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on May 2, 2019 posted a definition of “nickel (soluble compounds)” to clarify the scope of the agency’s listing last October of these compounds as chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65.

    AHPA ERB Foundation issues RFP for goldenseal sustainable harvest study

    Proposal submission deadline is July 1, 2019

    The AHPA Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (ERB Foundation) issued a request for proposals (RFP) to award grant funding to eligible applicants in order to enhance and promote knowledge and understanding of sustainable harvest of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis).

    AHPA adopts Guidance Policy on supplements and foods containing hemp and hemp-derived CBD

    March 28, 2019: Supplements or foods that contain hemp or CBD should be manufactured in compliance with applicable federal regulations

    The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has adopted a new Guidance Policy for dietary supplement and food products that contain hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to help ensure the industry complies with existing regulations.
    USDA Hemp Production Program Listening Session

    USDA Hemp Production Program Listening Session

    March 15, 2019: A recording is now available

    AHPA participated in the “2018 Farm Bill Listening Session on Domestic Hemp Production Program” conducted by the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) on March 13, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for the agency to receive feedback directly from stakeholders regarding development of new regulations implementing the hemp provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. The format allowed for registered participants to provide up to three minutes of public comment.
    IADSA update on international supplement regulations

    IADSA update on international supplement regulations

    IADSA February 2019 Newsflash

    This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on the EU banning yohimbe and consulting on regulatory limits for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in teas, honey, and food supplement products.

    FDA Announces New Attention to Dietary Supplement Regulations

    February 2019: Prominent focus on public health and safety, mandatory product listing and new dietary ingredients

    AHPA submits comments on use of dairy names for plant-based product labels

    February 2019

    On January 28, 2019, AHPA submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to ensure that any rule or guidance that the agency may adopt on the use of dairy names (e.g., “milk,” “cream,” “butter,” etc.) on the labels of plant-based products expressly does not apply to any such product that is not generally used as a substitute for or marketed to resemble a dairy product.
    Renowned herbalists lead HerbWalk at Expo West

    Renowned herbalists lead HerbWalk at Expo West

    AHPA-ABC-AHP event provides guided tour of medicinal herbs at Fullerton Arboretum

    Join a renowned faculty of herbalists for a hands-on, guided tour of the Fullerton Arboretum's 26-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 4,000 plant species from around the globe.

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