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April 2014 AHPA Report

Photos from AHPA's events at Expo West, celebrate HerbDay on May 3, FDA inspections and herbal liquids, and much more!

April 2014 AHPA Report: Photos from AHPA's events at Expo West, celebrate HerbDay on May 3, FDA inspections and herbal liquids, and much more!

AHPA submits comments on FDA's proposed animal food rule

Recommendations intended to ensure the final animal food rule will meet the Congressional intent behind FSMA, maximize flexibility for compliance and be written in a manner that eliminates confusion

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to significantly modify its proposed rule implementing the "Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals" requirements established by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Recent FDA enforcement actions against illegal, tainted products masquerading as dietary supplements since February 21, 2014 (FDA

Since February 21, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has performed four enforcement actions advising consumers not to purchase or use products because FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that these products contain undeclared ingredients.

Reformulation of carbonated drinks could slash more than 6,000 calories per year

Using stevia to reformulate just 20% of carbonated soft drinks could slash more than 6,000 calories per year from the diet of consumers, says Diana Cowland of Euromonitor International. 

AHPA congratulates 2014 award winners Dr. Bronner's, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) congratulates the winners of the 2014 AHPA Awards presented to Dr. Bronner's, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team members for making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

FDA statement on Generally Recognized as Safe determinations

On March 11, 2014, Senomyx, Inc. issued a public statement suggesting that its food ingredient Sweetmyx (also known as S617) was generally recognized as safe (GRAS). The statement appeared to suggest that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had made the GRAS determination. In fact, the agency had not made this determination nor had it been notified by Senomyx regarding a GRAS determination for this food ingredient. The  company's statement has been corrected and now notes that a third party organization made the determination.

2009 AHPA Awards

AHPA Awards acknowledge individuals and organizations that make substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry

2014 AHPA Awards

AHPA congratulates 2014 award winners Dr. Bronner’s, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team

AHPA congratulates the winners of the 2014 AHPA Awards presented to Dr. Bronner’s, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team members for making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry

Vicente Fox encourages companies to be socially responsible

Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox encouraged companies to adopt socially responsible business practices during the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) annual member meeting on March 6 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.

March 2014 AHPA Report

2014 AHPA Award winners, FDA agrees to new deadlines for FSMA rules, managing supply chain integrity and much more!

March 2014 AHPA Report: 2014 AHPA Award winners, FDA agrees to new deadlines for FSMA rules, managing supply chain integrity and much more!

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