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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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    NBJ data shows strong growth in 2017 herbal supplement sales

    NBJ data shows strong growth in 2017 herbal supplement sales

    Sales increased 8.5 percent in 2017

    The latest data presented at NBJ Summit shows that herbal and botanical supplements sales grew by 8.5 percent in 2017 and sales of all dietary supplements grew by 5.4 percent.

    IADSA update on international supplement regulations

    IADSA July 2018 Newsflash

    This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on the EU considering whether to set limits for 21 pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food supplements

    New U.S. tariffs proposed on Chinese imports of many herb and supplement ingredients

    Proposal would increase tariffs on flax, hemp seed, ginseng, mushrooms, fish oils, minerals, and more

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is proposing an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty on numerous Chinese imports with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion. The list of products of China identified by USTR as subject to this new proposed tariff includes many herbal and plant-derived substances as well as a number of other ingredients found in dietary supplements.
    AHPA submits GMO labeling recommendations to USDA

    AHPA submits GMO labeling recommendations to USDA

    July 7, 2018: USDA proposal would hinder consumer access to information on genetically modified foods

    In an effort to ensure American consumers can discern if their food includes GMOs, AHPA recommended significant revisions to a proposed rule issued by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to establish a mandatory, national bioengineered (BE) food disclosure standard.

    AHPA represents member interests at Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting

    AHPA represents member interests at Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting

    AHPA attends Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting finalizing Ginkgo biloba and eucalyptus cosmetic ingredient safety reports

    American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Chief Information Analyst Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., attended the 147th Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel Meeting on the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics held in Washington, D.C., Jun. 4-5. The meeting included discussions of two CIR safety reports being developed on Gingko biloba and eucalyptus cosmetic ingredients.
    AHPA recommends oshá harvest permitting in GMUG National Forests

    AHPA recommends oshá harvest permitting in GMUG National Forests

    June 2018: Research supported by the AHPA ERB Foundation concludes plants have a high capacity for post‐harvest recolonization

    AHPA recently submitted comments to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests to recommend that a revision of its plan for land and resource management include a process for permitting commercial harvest of oshá (Ligusticum porteri) root.

    The Art of Drying and Milling Botanicals

    Convened July 2018

    Attend this workshop to learn from one of the industry’s top drying and milling experts. Willis will take you on a tour of his facility and provide an up close and personal view of Bighorn Botanicals drying and milling process.

    IADSA update on international supplement regulations

    IADSA April 2018 Newsflash

    This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on EFSA's proposed limit of 800 mg/day for the intake of green tea catechins in food supplements

    AHPA recommends CBD not be scheduled under any international drug control convention

    April 24, 2018: AHPA submits comments to FDA to inform participation in WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

    AHPA submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday to stress that cannabidiol (CBD) requires no international drug scheduling as an individual substance and encourage the U.S. to support this position.

    AHPA supports FDA Guidance making pure or highly concentrated caffeine dietary supplements unlawful

    AHPA policy prohibits the sale of pure caffeine

    FDA issued guidance titled, "Highly Concentrated Caffeine in Dietary Supplements: Guidance for Industry," to explain that it generally considers pure or highly concentrated caffeine dietary supplements, sold in bulk directly to consumers, to be adulterated because they present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury. The principle in this guidance is consistent with a policy adopted by AHPA members in 2015.
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