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Consumers should not be misled by inconsistent or inaccurate uses of "natural"
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday encouraging the agency to establish, through rulemaking, a regulatory definition for the term "natural" (and possibly other terms, such as "100% natural" and "made with natural [named ingredient(s)]") for the labeling of human food products, and other products regulated by FDA such as animal foods, cosmetics, and botanical drugs.
AHPA ERB Foundation announces $10,000 grant donated to CONABIO
The American Herbal Products Association Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) announced today that a grant of $10,000 USD has been donated to CONABIO, the national agency responsible for Biodiversity Information and the CITES Scientific Authority in Mexico.
Guidance includes exemptions that may apply
AHPA issued guidance to help members understand and comply with California Proposition 65 requirements when selling products that contain goldenseal root powder, Aloe vera (non-decolorized whole leaf extract), or the naturally occurring botanical constituents pulegone and β-Myrcene.
Prop 65 warnings for exposure to BPA are required starting May 11, 2016
AHPA is providing access to AHPA member companies to an online database created for companies to list their affected products.
Industry and government efforts are helping fight adulteration
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin outlined how the herbal supplement industry continues to develop solutions to address adulteration at an Expert Roundtable on Botanicals held by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) on Monday.
AHPA Botanical Constituents Credibility Guideline issued in support of new policies
AHPA adopted updated policies for reviewing membership applications and accepting or refusing membership to applicants during the March 9 meeting at Expo West. These updated policies are effective immediately.
Prop 65 warnings for products that cause exposure to BPA required beginning May 11, 2016
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warnings required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).
Coalition of Natural Products and Dietary Supplements Associations Sponsor Briefing for Lawmakers and Staff on Capitol Hill
The Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC) hosted Jeff Novitzky, Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), on April 14 for a luncheon and briefing for lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill.
Bills would help more consumers benefit from the medicinal properties of cannabis
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has endorsed the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS Act) (H.R. 1538, S. 683), with the exception of the provision to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.