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Our Mission

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.

Our Expertise

AHPA has particular expertise on the history, science, and regulation of botanicals while its work also has significant influence on non-herbal dietary supplements. Similarly, AHPA expends its resources on issues in the U.S. marketplace and in the international arena, wherever member interests are served.

Our Members

AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and international companies conducting business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products. AHPA members’ herbal products are in tea, beverage, dietary supplement, sports nutrition, personal care, pet and other product categories. AHPA membership also includes individuals, companies and organizations who serve the industry, including consultants, attorneys, media, researchers, educators, and medical professionals.

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AHPA Press Releases and Updates for the Media

Trump administration regulatory stop and review in the February 2017 AHPA Report!

February 2017 AHPA Report

Award-winning geobiologist Dr. A. Hope Jahren to keynote AHPA Member Meeting

Annual meeting also features updates on legal and market trends, AHPA's board of trustees' election, and the 2017 AHPA Awards

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM at ExpoWest in Anaheim, CA

Webinar: Claims substantiation

Ensuring your dietary supplement claims are truthful, substantiated and will help sell your product

March 28, 2017 - 1:00-3:00 PM EST. Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

AHPA expresses support for synthetic cannabinoids being placed into schedule I

AHPA submits comments to DEA

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) expressed strong support for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) using its temporary scheduling authority to place synthetic cannabinoids into schedule I in comments submitted to the agency.

Webinar: How to Become Compliant with FSMA’s FSVP

The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for importers impacts most AHPA members in some way

Feb. 28, 2017 - 1:00-3:00 PM EST. Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

Sharaf to discuss AHPA initiatives at 17th annual ICBS in Mississippi

AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of curcumin mini-perspective

Advanced HPTLC for Popular Botanical Materials

Gain hands-on experience testing the identity of botanical ingredients

March 29 to 31 in Wilmington, NC

Takeaways from FDA inspections webinar and DEA regulations regarding tableting, encapsulating equipment in the January 2017 AHPA Report!

January 2017 AHPA Report

AHPA-ABC HerbWalk at ExpoWest

Renowned herbalists provide guided tour of medicinal herbs at Fullerton Arboretum

Thursday March 9, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Fullerton Aboretum in Anaheim, CA

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