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.
Learn what factors to consider before selecting a contract lab and and how to get your testing completed correctly
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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.