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Botanical Raw Materials Committee

Chairperson: Edward Fletcher (Herbal Ingenuity) 
Staff Contact: Merle Zimmermann

Committee Purpose: Facilitate quality and supply of raw materials to assure sufficient production and stable markets of botanical ingredients and protection for wild plant communities.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

AHPA meetings and events at Natural Products Expo West

AHPA Annual Member meeting, reception, awards, committee meetings and more!

March 7-10, 2018 -- Anaheim Convention Center, California

The most common FDA cGMP inspection observations of 2016-17

The most common FDA cGMP inspection observations of 2016-17

Data suggests inspections and compliance continues to increase

Data from the most recent FDA inspections of dietary supplement facilities conducted in 2016 and 2017 show FDA continues to inspect an increasing number of facilities annually and the industry continues to get better at communicating compliance to FDA inspectors.

Guidance on foreign matter limits in herbal ingredients

Guidance recommends plant parts of the same herbal raw material species, other than those named in specifications, should not exceed 5% (by weight), and all other foreign matter should not exceed 2% (by weight)

AHPA updates CA Prop 65 guidance for herbal products

Guidance covers heavy metals, naturally occurring substances and two processed botanicals

Updated Proposition 65 guidance informs the herbal products industry about legal liabilities related to naturally occurring substances in some natural products sold in the state of California

September 28, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Joint meeting of the Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, And Standards Committees

AHPA Members log in to download the meeting minutes.
AHPA-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance

AHPA-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance

October 10-11 at Portland State University

Hands-on, two-day workshop will provide a detailed orientation of botanical, macroscopic, and organoleptic identification methods, quality assessment techniques and terminology, and demonstrate how these techniques are used to evaluate crude plant parts in a scientifically valid manner.
AHPA Launches GACP-GMP Assessment Program

AHPA Launches GACP-GMP Assessment Program

Free resources help industry ensure quality of botanicals at every step of the supply chain

AHPA has developed a set of free assessment tools to help the herbal products industry evaluate and document policies and procedures that ensure high quality herbs and herbal ingredients throughout the supply chain. The assessment tools are designed to be used with AHPA's recently released Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials (GACP-GMP).
AHPA Participates in 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

AHPA Participates in 23rd Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

AHPA's participation helps inform the committee

AHPA President Michael McGuffin participated as an observer for the private sector at the 23rd Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Plants Committee held in Geneva, Switzerland last week.

AHPA Meetings and Events at SupplySide West

Join AHPA for the Member Reception, Botanical Congress, Committee Meetings and More

September 26-29, 2017 -- SupplySide West -- Mandalay Bay -- Las Vegas, NV

CRN commends AHPA for proactive efforts

CRN endorses AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Botanical Material

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) issued the following statement regarding the release of the American Herbal Products Association's (AHPA) guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material.
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