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AHPA expresses concern about focused mitigation strategies and support for broad mitigation strategies

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments last week that urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to significantly modify its proposed rule implementing the "Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration" requirements established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

July 2014 AHPA Report

Congressional Outlook by Pete Evich, AHPA National Legislative Consultant and much more...

Federal judge approves consent decree with New York dietary supplement maker (FDA)

A federal judge in New York has signed a consent decree for permanent injunction between the United States and Mira Health Products Ltd., a dietary supplement manufacturer located in Farmingdale, New York, and Michael S. Ragno and Michael S. Ragno, Jr.

BMJ corrects column on MHRA's "traditional herbal registration" (BMJ)

FDA Inspections & Emerging cGMP Compliance Issues

Presented May 15, 2014

Tips for handling every aspect of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection--from pre-inspection preparation to interacting with on-site inspectors--and how to respond to observations and warning letters

AHPA NDI Database

Searchable database of New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notifications submitted to FDA

AHPA's NDI database provides searchable access to new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in dietary supplements.

L'Oréal settles FTC charges alleging deceptive advertising for anti-aging cosmetics (FTC)

Cosmetics company L'Oréal USA, Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertisingabout its Lancôme Génifique and L'Oréal Paris Youth Code skincare products. According to the FTC's complaint, L'Oréal made false and unsubstantiated claims that its Génifique and Youth Code products provided anti-aging benefits by targeting users' genes.

Producer of drug-spiked products masquerading as dietary supplements sentenced in federal court (FDA)

Nikki Haskell, the owner and chief executive officer of Balanced Health Products (BHP), has been sentenced by a United States magistrate judge in Manhattan federal court to a $60,000 fine for distributing dietary supplements that contained a prescription drug.

District Court enters permanent injunction against California firm for alleged cGMP violations (DOJ)

The Justice Department announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Otis D. Wright II of the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against GM Manufacturing Inc. (GMM) and Mao L. Yang, Mary Chen and David Yang on Friday, June 20, 2014, to prevent the distribution of adulterated dietary supplements.
AHPA president provides strategies for successful NDI notifications

AHPA president provides strategies for successful NDI notifications

Presentation focused on the importance of meeting all notification requirements and persistence

American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin discussed today how marketers of new dietary ingredients (NDIs) can successfully meet NDI notification requirements at the American Conference Institute's (ACI's) second annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements and Nutritionals held in New York.

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