By Douglas F. Gansler
In January, AHPA and UNPA launched a joint campaign to develop working relationships with state attorneys general (AG) and educate them about the herbal supplement industry to ensure they have an accurate understanding of the industry. Former Maryland Attorney General and Past President of the National Association of Attorneys General. Gansler was hired to help deliver information and expertise about the industry to his colleagues.
Herbal industry experts provide analysis of 2016 Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs)
Recorded August 30, 2016. Member cost: Free. Nonmember cost: $99
Revised draft replaces FDA’s 2011 draft
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released revised draft guidance for new dietary ingredients (NDIs) to be published in the Federal Register on Friday. The revised draft replaces FDA’s 2011 draft.
Presented in cooperation with IADSA
Recorded August 23, 2016. Member cost: Free. Nonmember cost: $99.
Federal law would preempt state GMO labeling requirements
AHPA President Michael McGuffin comments on bill's passage
Rule effective date: September 12, 2016
On July 13, 2016, FDA issued the final rule, “Amendments to Registration of
Food Facilities.” The final rule implements the food facilities registration provisions of section 415 of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); amends and updates Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration regulations; and improves the utility of the food registration database.
Deadline for submissions is Aug. 1
Herbs of Commerce 3rd Edition is coming. AHPA begins open call for updates and additions.
AHPA leading industry consensus process for creation of self-regulatory initiatives
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin discussed development of good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) in the herbal ingredient supply chain on June 28 at the American Conference Institute's (ACI's) fourth annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements in New York City.
Lau replaces Graham Rigby
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Executive Committee has appointed Wilson Lau as chair of the AHPA Board of Trustees until March 2017.
AHPA opposes separate regulatory standards that differ from existing general standards
“It is illogical as a regulatory principle and unworkable from a business perspective to require one set of rules for products sold through one channel of trade, such as stores on military bases, and another set of rules in the rest of the country,” said AHPA president, Michael McGuffin.