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April 2022 AHPA Report

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The April 2022 AHPA Report includes: 40ᵗʰ Anniversary Guest Feature: "The Value of AHPA" by John Scott, DOM of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, 2022 AHPA Awards, AHPA welcomes new Board Trustees and Officers; and more!

FDA releases FY23 budget request and summary documents

March 2022: The agency requests include mandatory product listing and a total budget of $8.4 billion

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its FY23 budget request and summary documents, outlining many matters of significant interest to the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and its members.

AHPA supports humanitarian efforts for Ukrainian refugees in Poland

March 2022: AHPA encourages members to join the association in answering a call for support by the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzenforschung e.V. [“GA”]) recently issued a call for support of refugees impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has joined the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP) in endorsing this request with a modest financial contribution.

AHPA releases educational materials in Chinese for prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination

March 2022: New educational materials provide a brief overview of the topic of PA containing weeds that are common in many agricultural areas

AHPA has published Chinese versions of 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 pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) contamination.

AHPA Annual Member Meeting photos and videos now available

March 2022: Relive AHPA’s 40th anniversary panel presentation, the AHPA Awards, and more memorable moments from the member meeting

Photos and videos from the AHPA Annual Member Meeting on March 9, 2022, at Expo West in Anaheim, CA are now available online. Thank you again to everyone who joined us in-person and virtually for a successful event!

AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 3: Japanese Pagoda Tree (with ❤️ from Indena)

Celebrating AHPA’s 40th anniversary with 40 of our favorite herbs

In honor of AHPA’s 40th anniversary in 2022, we will be showcasing 40 of our favorite herbs throughout the year with support from members who love these herbs, too!

AHPA charters new Psychedelic Plants and Fungi Committee

March 2022: Elan Sudberg of Alkemist Labs appointed committee chair

At the board meeting on March 8, 2022, the AHPA Board of Trustees chartered the AHPA Psychedelic Plants and Fungi Committee. The purpose of this new committee will be to address issues related to the safe use and responsible commerce of lawfully marketed products derived from psychedelic plants and fungi. Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, was appointed as the committee’s first chair.

Thank you for joining AHPA at Expo West

March 2022: Highlights of the week include AHPA’s Annual Member Meeting, Member Reception, Board of Trustees election, and the AHPA Awards

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) extends many thanks and gratitude to members and guests who joined us in-person and virtually for a safe and successful week at Natural Products Expo West.

2022 AHPA Awards recognize those making a difference in the herbal community

March 2022: Marc Allen, Celestial Seasonings, Cassandra L. Quave, Ph.D., Planting Justice, and Rodale Institute are the 2022 AHPA Award honorees

AHPA is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the annual AHPA Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the continued success of the herbal products industry and wider herbal community. The awards were presented today, March 9, 2022, at the AHPA Annual Member Meeting at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.

AHPA: Mandatory product listing could restrict access to supplements

March 2022: A mandatory product listing is unnecessary and could harm industry while limiting consumers' access to safe dietary supplements, writes Michael McGuffin of the American Herbal Products Association in this op-ed for Natural Products Insider

As part of its self-proclaimed intent to modernize dietary supplement regulation, FDA has called for Congress to require mandatory product listing (MPL) of all dietary supplements in the U.S. marketplace.

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