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Common errors in product labeling and marketing in the May 2015 AHPA Report!

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Limitations of DNA testing for botanical identification

DNA analysis can generate false negative results due to the normal and expected lack of DNA in some processed herbal ingredients

The statement provides the view of the American Herbal Products Association of the current state of the science of the use of DNA barcoding as a technique for authenticating the identity of herbal materials for this purpose and is intended to explain any misunderstandings that may arise out of the March 30 agreement as to the currently limited applicability of this analytical technique.

Special Expo West Edition of the April 2015 AHPA Report!

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AHPA Board acts to oppose federal preemption and "natural" labeling of GMOs

24 March, 2015 | in AHPA News

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Board of Trustees acted at its meeting earlier this month to adopt a position to oppose labeling of foods that contain GMO ingredients as "natural" or with any similar term and to oppose inclusion of a federal preemption provision in any GMO legislation that may be offered in the U.S. Congress, whether for mandatory or voluntary labeling.

AHPA Adopts Policy Against Sale of Bulk Caffeine

Recent reports associate serious injury and death with use of pure caffeine purchased by consumers in bulk packaging.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Board of Trustees on March 4 established a trade requirement that prohibits sale by AHPA members of pure caffeine in bulk form at retail (to consumers).

2015 AHPA Awards

AHPA recognizes Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs and Dick Griffin for herbal industry contributions

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented the 2015 AHPA Awards to individuals and companies that have made substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry during AHPA's Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast held March 5 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

Whitepaper on DNA barcode testing reveals how misapplication of science led to baseless results

The Capabilities and Limitations of DNA Barcode Testing

A comprehensive analysis of DNA barcode testing on botanical dietary supplements has called conclusions reached by the New York Attorney General’s (NY AG) office in an investigation of four major retailers of botanical supplements, a “…misuse of the technologies” that led to a “…misinterpretation of test results.”

March 2015 AHPA Report

March 1, 2015 | in AHPA Reports

Combating adulteration concerns and regaining consumer confidence with best practices and transparency by Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs and much more...

AHPA to award Dick Griffin, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs, Stephen Daniells and Hank Schultz for herbal industry contributions

27 February, 2015 | in AHPA Updates

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2015 AHPA Awards for individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry. The 2015 AHPA Awards will be presented during AHPA's annual Member Meeting and Breakfast on March 5 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif.

Osha research donations made in February will be matched by Mountain Rose Herbs

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