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Dr. Mark Plotkin to keynote AHPA Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast at Expo West

Dr. Mark Plotkin to keynote AHPA Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast at Expo West

Industry insights, board of trustees' election, and the 2018 AHPA Awards

Wednesday, March 6, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Expo West in Anaheim, CA

Big Pharma and dietary supplements: barbarians are at the gates in the January 2019 AHPA Report!

January 2019

USDA’s final rule for GMO labeling ignores recommendations of consumers and AHPA

Final rule hinders consumer access to information on genetically modified foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule on December 20 that establishes the new national mandatory bioengineered (BE) food disclosure standard. The final rule does not incorporate significant revisions recommended by AHPA and consumer groups that were aimed at ensuring U.S. consumers can discern if their food includes genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ingredients derived from GMOs.

AHPA to expand Board of Trustees under new bylaws

AHPA creates Tenured Trustees and Appointed Trustees to expand and enrich Board

The AHPA bylaws were recently amended to create Tenured Trustees and Appointed Trustees, two new categories of trustees to serve on the AHPA Board. Under the new bylaws, AHPA can expand and enrich its Board of Trustees to ensure sufficient expertise to represent all AHPA members and the broader herbal products industry.

Slack-Fill Guidance (Revised 2019)

This guidance helps companies inform consumers and comply with federal regulations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) published slack-fill guidance in 2016 and revised the document in 2019 to help the regulated supplement industry inform consumers and comply with all relevant federal requirements.

Biennial food facility registration renewal due by December 31

FDA resources available to assist renewal process

FDA identifies “pathways” for hemp ingredients in foods and supplements

Commissioner Gottlieb issues statement on 2018 Farm Bill and “cannabis-derived compounds”

President Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp is now removed from CSA Schedule I control by DEA

Hemp-CBD Status Report and Webinar

Learn how passage of the Farm Bill impacts hemp and CBD companies

Congress passed a Farm Bill in 2018 that included historic provisions to legalize hemp, the low THC cultivars of the Cannabis sativa L. species. This landmark legislation changes how hemp and hemp-derived products like cannabidiol (CBD) are regulated in the U.S. To help the herbal products industry understand the new regulatory landscape, AHPA has produced a Status Report and webinar to answer industry questions.

FDA Inspection Trends, cGMP Compliance Issues and Responding to an FDA 483

Two-part webinar recorded Dec. 4 and 18

Two-part webinar will provide data on recent FDA inspections, an overview of emerging compliance issues and strategies for responding to an FDA 483 in order to avoid an FDA warning letter.
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