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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

DOJ implements the obvious in the February 2018 AHPA Report!

February 2018 AHPA Report

AHPA recommends regulatory improvements in comments submitted to CFSAN

Recommendations seek to reduce regulatory burdens while maintaining consumer protections

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted nearly 100 pages of comments today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) identifying numerous ways to improve regulations, guidance documents, and enforcement practices to protect public health more effectively and efficiently.
Day on the Hill

Day on the Hill

AHPA partners with CRN to produce this unique advocacy opportunity

AHPA member company executives—including company presidents, regulatory experts, and government relations executives—with a vested interest in legislative activity in Congress—fly in from across the nation, for a full day of networking and discussions with members of Congress and their staff. 

Technical issues prevent FDA from evaluating majority of recent NDI notifications

AHPA NDI Resources can help you avoid costly pitfalls

Nearly four of five new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications recently submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had technical issues that prevented FDA from being able to determine safety, according to AHPA's NDI Database.
Handbook promotes safe use of herbs to prevent drug interactions

Handbook promotes safe use of herbs to prevent drug interactions

Botanical Safety Handbook features extensive data on herb safety

To help ensure the safe use of herbal supplements and prevent drug interactions, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) produced the Botanical Safety Handbook to summarize the latest research on the safety of more than 500 species of herbs.
Organic industry leaders issue updated guidance on organic dietary supplements

Organic industry leaders issue updated guidance on organic dietary supplements

Guidance on organic regulatory requirements, from farm to packaged product

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and Quality Assurance International Inc. (QAI) announce the availability of an updated, free resource for the health supplement industry titled Guidance on Formulation and Marketing of Dietary Supplements Under the National Organic Program (NOP).
AHPA Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast at Expo West in Anaheim

AHPA Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast at Expo West in Anaheim

Industry insights, board of trustees' election, and the 2018 AHPA Awards

Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Expo West in Anaheim, CA

AHPA-ABC HerbWalk at ExpoWest

AHPA-ABC HerbWalk at ExpoWest

Renowned herbalists provide guided tour of medicinal herbs at Fullerton Arboretum

Thursday March 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Fullerton Aboretum. Bus departs from the Anaheim Convention Center.

AHPA welcomes Dr. Holly Johnson as new Chief Science Officer

AHPA welcomes Dr. Holly Johnson as new Chief Science Officer

Dr. Johnson is a pharmacognosist with more than 20 years of experience

FDA warning letters dive into detail in the January 2018 AHPA Report!

January 2018 AHPA Report

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