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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

How to Choose a Contract Laboratory

Learn what factors to consider before selecting a contract lab and and how to get your testing completed correctly

Recorded May 18, 2016. Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

AHPA Urges FDA to Define "Natural" to Promote Clarity and Consistency

Consumers should not be misled by inconsistent or inaccurate uses of "natural"

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday encouraging the agency to establish, through rulemaking, a regulatory definition for the term "natural" (and possibly other terms, such as "100% natural" and "made with natural [named ingredient(s)]") for the labeling of human food products, and other products regulated by FDA such as animal foods, cosmetics, and botanical drugs.
Aveda and the Estée Lauder Companies Support Conservation of Candelilla in Mexico

Aveda and the Estée Lauder Companies Support Conservation of Candelilla in Mexico

AHPA ERB Foundation announces $10,000 grant donated to CONABIO

The American Herbal Products Association Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) announced today that a grant of $10,000 USD has been donated to CONABIO, the national agency responsible for Biodiversity Information and the CITES Scientific Authority in Mexico.

FDA's recognition of Canadian system aids FSVP-covered importers in the May 2016 AHPA Report!

May 2016 AHPA Report

FDA’s recognition of Canadian system aids FSVP-covered importers by Amber Littlejohn, JD, Regulatory Affairs Consultant

Plus: FTC charges 5 companies  for making false claims Anne Maher, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLP

AHPA President Reviews Adulteration Solutions at IADSA Expert Roundtable on Botanicals

Industry and government efforts are helping fight adulteration

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin outlined how the herbal supplement industry continues to develop solutions to address adulteration at an Expert Roundtable on Botanicals held by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) on Monday.

AHPA Board of Trustees Updates Membership Application Policies

AHPA Botanical Constituents Credibility Guideline issued in support of new policies

AHPA adopted updated policies for reviewing membership applications and accepting or refusing membership to applicants during the March 9 meeting at Expo West. These updated policies are effective immediately.

Notice regarding emergency action on CA Proposition 65 warnings for exposures to bisphenol A (BPA)

Prop 65 warnings for products that cause exposure to BPA required beginning May 11, 2016

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warnings required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).

Ultimate Fighting Championship Anti-Doping Chief Leads Luncheon at Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus

Coalition of Natural Products and Dietary Supplements Associations Sponsor Briefing for Lawmakers and Staff on Capitol Hill

The Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC) hosted Jeff Novitzky, Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), on April 14 for a luncheon and briefing for lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill.

AHPA endorses CARERS and Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Acts

Bills would help more consumers benefit from the medicinal properties of cannabis

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has endorsed the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS Act) (H.R. 1538, S. 683), with the exception of the provision to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

Results of AHPA's 2016 board of trustees' election

AHPA Update

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) congratulates the five members who were elected to serve three-year terms on the board of trustees during the association's annual member meeting on March 10 in Anaheim, Calif.
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