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AHPA encourages FDA to allow "healthy" claims for herbs, spices and teas

Current regulation needs to be updated to be consistent with the latest nutrition research

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments yesterday encouraging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the criteria for use of the term "healthy" beyond nutrient content claims to include claims for other foods, including herbs, spices and teas, that promote "healthy eating patterns" as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

AHPA President Michael McGuffin participates in United Plant Savers board meeting

McGuffin is has served on the UpS board for nearly 20 years

AHPA President Michael McGuffin last week participated in the United Plant Savers (UpS) board of directors meeting to support the organization's goal of protecting native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

AHPA submits comments to USDA on Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order

AHPA recommends more funding for organic agricultural research

AHPA submitted comments yesterday to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in response to a January 2017 notice of proposed rulemaking that would establish an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for certified organic products.

AHPA submits comments on coumarin to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Coumarin is a natural constituent of some food plants

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments this week in response to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) request for relevant information on the carcinogenic hazards of the chemical coumarin (CAS No. 91-64-5).

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

NDI Notification Practical: How to Submit an NDI Notification Without Objection

Webinar will teach you how to successfully traverse the NDI notification process and avoid common pitfalls that can result in FDA objections

May 9, 2017 - 1:00-3:00 pm ET - Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements

Dietary supplements are regulated by an extensive framework of laws and regulations implemented and enforced by FDA and other federal agencies

AHPA sent this letter to the editor to The Daily Beast to correct an article ("Tom Price's Other Failure: Snake Oil Supplements," April 9, 2017) which inaccurately states that the FDA has been "prohibited from regulating dietary supplements," and falsely describes the industry as "unregulated."

AHPA and LifeScienceRisk Develop Prop 65 Insurance Coverage for the Dietary Supplement Industry

AHPA's comprehensive Prop 65 data used to develop innovative insurance coverage

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and LifeScienceRisk (LSR) announced today a California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) coverage for the herbal product and dietary supplement industries.

AHPA endorses Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act

Legislation would help boost federal expertise on botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has formally endorsed the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act (H.R. 1054) and will be advocating for the bill's passage in the U.S. Congress.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA March 2017 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on China publishing a list of the forms and sources of vitamins and minerals that can be used as health food raw materials and its draft health food filing guidance.
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