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AHPA staff visit industrial hemp research field

Murray State hemp planting is first in the U.S. since passage of 2014 Farm Bill

Nestled between the test plots of soybeans, corn and tobacco there's a new research crop growing in Western Kentucky. One-half acre of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) was planted there in May and is now, as it towers up to 7-8 feet in height, starting to set seed from which economically valuable and versatile oil is derived.

AHPA urges lawmakers to expand complementary and alternative medicine options for veterans

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today sent letters to lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to express support for legislation that would expand complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) options for the nation's veterans.

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) June newsletter now available

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA), an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges, is providing AHPA members with the latest international supplement regulation news through theIADSA Newsflash, a monthly newsletter.

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.
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