Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week to ask if DNA testing is an appropriate method to identify botanical ingredients in supplements.
AHPA has responded to more than 20 media outlets' coverage of the New York State Attorney General's supplement investigation to stress that the allegations are based on inadequate and unproven testing of herbal supplement products. The test results are at the core of the Attorney General's misinformed allegations that several major retailers are selling adulterated and/or mislabeled herbal dietary supplements.
AHPA's annual Member Meeting & Breakfast is a great way to reconnect with fellow AHPA members, meet new contacts, and learn about upcoming AHPA initiatives and pressing issues of importance to the herb and botanical trade.
AHPA joins coalition criticizing lawsuit aimed at eliminating longstanding safe harbor for lead
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition to urge the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to demand that the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation abandon its recently filed lawsuit that would overturn the long-standing Proposition 65 "safe harbor" for lead--the most stringent in the world.
ODS invites public comment on progress report
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is asking the public to review its recent progress and provide input to help the office develop its Strategic Plan. AHPA will be submitting comments and encourages others in the industry to also provide input.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) sent a letter to the editor to the Statesman Journal to correct an article ("The truth about dietary supplements," Jan. 22) which inaccurately states, "The supplement industry is largely unregulated."
Several AHPA recommendations incorporated into draft regulations to amend Prop 65
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) this week posted draft regulatory language to amend Proposition 65 warning label regulations with several AHPA recommendations incorporated. The proposed language would repeal the existing regulations that govern the provision of clear and reasonable warnings under California's law.
Sheldon Baker, supplement industry veteran and senior partner with Baker Dillon Group, one of the industry's foremost brand marketing firms, has joined the American Herbal Products.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the FDA to maintain the exemption from the 100 percent identity testing of dietary ingredients under current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for the manufacture of dietary supplements.
McGuffin discusses what the supplement industry can expect in 2015 and the impact of the mid-term elections
In two interviews with Natural Products INSIDER, AHPA President Michael McGuffin looks back at 2014 to make predictions for the industry in 2015 and analyzes how the industry will likely be impacted by the 2014 mid-term elections.