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Standards Committee

Co-Chairs: Aaron Secrist (NOW Foods)
Staff Contact: Maged Sharaf

Committee Purpose: To establish herbal industry standards that support the distribution of high quality products in the marketplace.

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

 

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

American Herbal Products Association and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

Groups will work together on standards for the cannabis industry

Global standards organization ASTM International and the American Herbal Products Association announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on standards for the cannabis industry. The news comes in advance of the first meeting of ASTM International’s new cannabis committee, June 11 and 12.

AHPA encourages EPA to reform pesticide regulations

Vast majority of herbal crops are specialty or minor crops so they are seldom the subject of attempts by pesticide chemical producers to establish a pesticide tolerance

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reform current regulations to maintain protections for consumers and the environment and reduce burdens on food companies that use specialty or minor crops such as herbs and spices in their products.

AHPA Meetings and Events at SupplySide West

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

September 25-29, 2017 -- SupplySide West -- Mandalay Bay -- Las Vegas, NV

AHPA adopts labeling guidance for fungi products

Guidance becomes effective March 9, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) at its March 9, 2017 meeting authorized issuance of guidance for labeling products that contain fungi ingredients.

March 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of curcumin mini-perspective

Mini-perspective has been misinterpreted to create inaccurate headlines and articles that misinform the public about turmeric

AHPA Chief Science Officer Maged Sharaf, Ph.D., responded to inaccurate media coverage of a mini-perspecive, "The Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin,"

October 6 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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"Incidental DNA fragments" may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

A caution to industry and regulators

This article, "A caution to industry and regulators - 'Incidental DNA fragments' may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)," is authored by Dr. Steven Newmaster, Professor, Botany & Genetics/Genomics at the University of Guelph, Dr. Subramanyam Ragupathy, Senior Scientist, NHP Molecular Diagnostics at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, and Dr. Robert Hanner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TRU-ID Ltd. These leading DNA experts detai challenges and pitfalls of DNA analysis used to verify the identity of herbal ingredients.

How to Choose a Contract Laboratory

Learn what factors to consider before selecting a contract lab and and how to get your testing completed correctly

Recorded May 18, 2016. Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

March 11 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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