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Living with Proposition 65: Preventative Measures & Defending Against a 60-Day Notice

Presented: October 18, 2010

As much as 30% of the national sales of dietary supplements may be to California consumers - but companies that market in that state may encounter high penalties for non-compliance with a California law known as Proposition 65. The focus of this law for the supplement class has been on the warnings required for products that may inadvertently contain small amounts of heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, and mercury, and especially lead.

Background on California Proposition 65: Issues Related to Heavy Metals and Herbal Products

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[Archive: This guidance was updated in 2017.] This guidance provides information on the regulatory and liability implications of Proposition 65 on heavy metals that may be present in herbal products sold in the State of California.

2006–2010 Tonnage Survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants

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This fifth AHPA harvest survey report includes quantifications of harvests from 2006 to 2010 for 26 botanical commodities derived from 22 plant species, including a number of high-volume herbal commodities.

Good Documentation Practices Manual

This manual focuses on documentation systems in the context of manufacturing, packing, or holding dietary supplements

2010 AHPA Awards

AHPA is proud to announce the winners of its fifth annual AHPA Awards to recognize individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry

Heavy Metals: Analysis and Limits in the Herbal Dietary Supplements

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This document provides proposed limits with accompanying explanations as to how they were determined for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic, and accompanying explanations as to how these limits were determined.

Guidance for Addressing FDA cGMP Inspections of Dietary Supplement Facilities

Understand your rights and obligations when FDA conducts a cGMP inspection

This Guidance for Addressing FDA Inspections of Dietary Supplement Facilities has been prepared to assist AHPA members in understanding their rights and obligations when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducts an inspection of a facility in which dietary supplements or ingredients are manufactured, processed, packed or held. It provides descriptions and analyses of the current federal laws that are relevant to inspection of dietary supplement facilities and suggestions of how to prepare for and conduct inspections in a manner that fully complies with these laws.

cGMP Compliance Series: How to Conduct & Manage a FDA Inspection

Presented: July 30, 2009

This webinar covers the extent of FDA's authority during an inspection, so you know your rights.

cGMP Compliance Series: Record Keeping, Document Control & How to Write SOPs

Presented: May 28, 2009

Learn how to create, manage and control documents for good GMP practices, inspectors, auditors and safety.

May 2009 AHPA Report

Special Issue on cGMP for Dietary Supplements

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