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AHPA Member Reception

March 10, 2022 – 6-8pm PT – Anaheim, CA

Join AHPA staff, Board of Trustees, friends and colleagues for an evening of food, drinks and networking to thank our members for the work they do to promote the responsible commerce of herbal and natural products. The AHPA Member Reception is a special opportunity to get together at Natural Products Expo West and discuss the latest developments in the industry.

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.

AHPA Webinar: Workforce Diversity

February 23, 2022 – 10am-Noon PT / 1-3pm ET

The topic of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is not new. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the divisive political landscape, and the acrimonious social climate, many companies worldwide were forced to reexamine DE&I initiatives.

AHPA Spring 2022 Committee Meeting & Event Schedule

Mark your calendars for AHPA’s in-person, hybrid and virtual events this spring

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has released its preliminary schedule of committee meetings and events in Spring 2022. AHPA’s in-person events and hybrid meetings will be hosted at Natural Products Expo West, March 8-12, 2022, in Anaheim, CA, followed by virtual committee meetings on Zoom, March 16-25, 2022.

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.

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