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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

Three-day Workshop: Microscopic Identification of Popular Botanical Materials

In-person workshop will familiarize participants with various plant parts at the microscopic level to help you understand the characteristic cellular features of each plant part

June 6-8, 2017 -- Weber State University -- Ogden, UT

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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October 2015 Meeting Minutes

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

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