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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
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    USDA’s final rule for GMO labeling ignores recommendations of consumers and AHPA

    January 2019: Final rule hinders consumer access to information on genetically modified foods

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule on December 20 that establishes the new national mandatory bioengineered (BE) food disclosure standard. The final rule does not incorporate significant revisions recommended by AHPA and consumer groups that were aimed at ensuring U.S. consumers can discern if their food includes genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ingredients derived from GMOs.

    Nutritional supplements access preserved in Arizona

    December 2018: AHPA and NPA protect proper rules for safe, legal, natural products

    A proposal that would have drastically limited access to safe, legal and popular products for Arizonans was changed recently thanks to the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), who worked with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy and other state policymakers on the issue.
    Lessons in herb safety from The Cleveland Clinic Chinese Herbal Medicine Program

    Lessons in herb safety from The Cleveland Clinic Chinese Herbal Medicine Program

    Clinic reports only six mild adverse events since 2014

    Nationally board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist at the Cleveland Clinic Galina Roofener shared safety data and lessons learned from the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute’s Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCHM) Program at her keynote delivered at the American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA’s) 7th Annual Botanical Congress presented on Nov. 10 in Las Vegas at the SupplySide West trade show.

    Dietary Supplement Trade Associations Warn Consumers of Dangerous Substance Illegally Posing as a Dietary Supplement

    Supplement industry sounds the alarm about the dangers of “phenibut,” a substance being illegally marketed in products fraudulently labeled as dietary supplements

    Developed and used as a drug in the former Soviet Union for its supposed brain-enhancing properties, phenibut is not approved as a drug in the United States, nor does it meet the regulatory requirements to be sold in, or as, a dietary supplement. The ingredient should be considered dangerous, and has been associated with potentially serious side effects and great risk for addiction.

    AHPA corrects JAMA article that misidentifies illegal drugs as dietary supplements

    Products adulterated with undeclared drugs are not dietary supplements

    In a letter to the editor submitted to JAMA Open Network, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin stressed that the herbal products industry shares concerns about unapproved drugs masquerading as dietary supplements, as outlined in a recent article, but also highlighted that the authors mislead readers by failing to make a clear distinction between unlawful, misbranded drugs and legal dietary supplements.

    AHPA launches sustainability subcommittee, formalizing ongoing efforts

    Subcommittee to further AHPA’s ongoing efforts to ensure sustainable supplies of valuable botanicals

    AHPA's Botanical Raw Materials Committee has launched a Sustainability Subcommittee to further AHPA’s ongoing efforts to ensure sustainable supplies of valuable botanicals. The subcommittee will be a vehicle for increasing awareness of sustainability issues and best practices, provide a forum to discuss and develop industry-wide standards, and promote existing sustainability initiatives throughout the industry.

    Arizona Board of Pharmacy reportedly considers most dietary supplements to be nonprescription drugs

    Board is pushing supplement companies that sell in the state to register as "wholesaler of nonprescription drugs"

    The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy recently began interpreting its authority in a manner that implies that virtually every company that manufacturers or sells dietary supplements in the state will need to register as a nonprescription drug facility. If the board is successful and persistent in this approach, it could significantly disrupt dietary supplement business in the state.

    AHPA requests pullulan be allowed in dietary supplement products labeled as organic

    October 2018: AHPA supports petition submitted by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) to request that pullulan be added to the National List

    The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to request that pullulan continue to be allowed to be used in encapsulated herbs marketed as “made with organic [specified ingredients or food group(s)]” under the National Organic Program (NOP).

    IADSA update on international supplement regulations

    IADSA October 2018 Newsflash

    This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on Italy's revised Plants Decree which now provides a single positive list of plants for use in food supplements

    FWS issues general advice for 2018 wild and wild-simulated American ginseng harvest

    Legal harvest of wild ginseng roots will not be detrimental to the survival of the species

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued general advice on Sept. 26 for wild and wild-simulated American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) for the 2018 harvest season in 19 states and the Menominee Indian Tribe in Wisconsin.
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