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Our Mission

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible and sustainable commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers have informed access to a wide variety of safe herbal goods. AHPA’s Vision is for high quality herbal products to be readily accessible to and broadly used by consumers.

Our Expertise

AHPA has particular expertise on the history, science, and regulation of botanicals while its work also has significant influence on non-herbal dietary supplements. Similarly, AHPA expends its resources on issues in the U.S. marketplace and in the international arena, wherever member interests are served.

Our Members

AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and international companies conducting business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products. AHPA members’ herbal products are in tea, beverage, dietary supplement, sports nutrition, personal care, pet and other product categories. AHPA membership also includes individuals, companies and organizations who serve the industry, including consultants, attorneys, media, researchers, educators, and medical professionals.

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AHPA Press Releases and Updates for the Media

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.

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.

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.

December 2021 AHPA Report

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The December 2021 AHPA Report includes: Call for candidates to AHPA's Board of Trustees, Nominate your colleagues for the 2022 AHPA Awards, 2018-2020 Tonnage Survey; and more!

Amazon updates dietary supplement compliance program

November 2021: Sets new requirements for 3rd-party certification and for sexual enhancement and weight loss / weight management products

Early this month, Amazon updated its policy for vendors of dietary supplements on the Amazon platform. Amazon has maintained such a policy since at least late 2018, and has amended the policy on several occasions in the interim.

November 2021 AHPA Report

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The November 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Webinar: AERs and Product Recalls, AHPA updates Proposition 65 hemp industry guidance following passage of California AB 45, AHPA expresses support for lawful marketing of NAC ; and more!

October 2021 AHPA Report

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The October 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Immune Supplements Congress Preview; AHPA Webinar: From DNA Barcoding to COVID-19: State Attorneys General and Supplement Enforcement; AHPA 2021 Fall Committee & Event Schedule; and more!

AHPA releases Spanish language educational materials for prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination

September 2021: New educational materials provide a brief overview of the topic of PA containing weeds that are common in many agricultural areas

AHPA has published Spanish language 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.

September 2021 AHPA Report

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The September 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Webinar: Claims Substantiation; AHPA Congress on Immune Supplements; NDIN for "full-spectrum hemp extracts"; and more!

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