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Natural Products Industry Urges Passage of the Health Savings Act

AHPA encourages members to advocate their lawmakers to support the bill

AHPA joined the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association, and the United Natural Products Alliance to express support for the recently introduced Health Care Savings Act (S. 2499 and H.R. 4469) and urge quick passage of the bill.

AHPA submits comments on proposed CA Prop 65 warning changes

AHPA Update

Association offers recommendations to improve Prop 65 warnings

AHPA opposes U.S. Customs proposal to reclassify certain bilberry and blueberry extracts

AHPA Update

AHPA works to maintain appropriate tariff classifications for botanical extracts

Frontline segment on supplement safety skewed and misleading

AHPA Update

Regulated supplement industry has long history of advocating for strong enforcement of current law.

AHPA and UNPA launch campaign to educate state attorneys general

AHPA Update

Joint campaign will develop working relationships with state attorneys general (AG) and educate state AGs about the herbal supplement industry.

New dietary guidelines highlight use of herbs and spices to reduce sodium intake and describe usefulness of dietary supplements

AHPA Update

Strategies for lowering sodium consumption include using herbs and spices

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) December 2015 Newsflash

The latest international supplement regulation news from IADSA

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and distributes the IADSA Newsflash as a member benefit. IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges.

US Marshals seize dietary supplements containing kratom (FDA)

Legal Alert

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging that kratom is a new dietary ingredient (NDI). An FDA spokesperson said that FDA has identified kratom as a substance that could pose a risk to public health and the agency will use its authority to take action on products containing this alleged NDI.

Global warming and botanicals (Nutrition Business Journal)

AHPA Market Alert

Editor's Note: "We are entering a new era of weather. And the forecast for ingredient supply is changing just as fast," writes AHPA Member Bill Chioffi in Nutrition Business Journal. Chioffi illustrates how extreme weather caused by global warming can impact the supply of certain botanicals. Because botanicals are often grown in geographical niches particular to the plants and the cultures that produce them, the impact of climate change is likely more complicated than for all other commodity crops, according to Chioffi.

Industry Associations Welcome Elevation of Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to 'Office' within FDA

Press Release

The five trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry today welcomed the elevation of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs (DDSP) to an "Office" status within the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
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