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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

FDA agrees to new deadlines for FSMA rules

The federal district court in Oakland had ruled that all seven proposed rules must be issued by Nov. 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to incrementally issue final rules for the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) between Aug. 30, 2015 and May 31, 2016 to settle a lawsuit brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Center for Environmental Health.

AHPA awards Dr. Bronners, Daniel Gagnon, Lyle Craker and VIRGO team members for contributions to the herbal industry

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 AHPA Awards for individuals and companies making substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

Free primer on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

AHPA will continue to work with the CITES Plants Committee and the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service to promote sustainable harvest

Primer helps members and the herbal products industry understand the processes and practices that must be followed to comply with CITES requirements when importing and exporting species listed on CITES appendices

2013 AHPA Awards

AHPA announces winners of the 2013 AHPA Awards

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

Citizens for Health Urges Consumers to Visit AHPA's KeepSupplementsClean.org Website

Leading consumer health organization supports FDA's efforts to remove from the market tainted products labeled as dietary supplements

SILVER SPRING, Md. (November 2, 2012) -- Citizens for Health (CFH), a leading consumer advocacy group, is urging its 100,000 members to visit the American Herbal Products Association's (AHPA) KeepSupplementsClean.org website as an educational resource for consumers to educate them and help them avoid consuming tainted products being sold as dietary supplements.

2012 AHPA Awards

AHPA announces winners of the 2012 AHPA Awards

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

AHPA Calls for Withdrawal of "Hugely Flawed" NDI Notification Guidance in Comments to FDA

AHPA requests FDA to issue new guidance

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), in comments filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), called for the agency to withdraw what it called the "hugely flawed" "Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues."

2011 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

2008 AHPA Awards

AHPA highlights and applauds the dedication and heart of five individuals who have enhanced the herbal community by bestowing them with AHPA Awards during the association’s member meeting

2007 AHPA Awards

AHPA) honored two outstanding individuals and one AHPA-member company at its recent Member Breakfast Meeting
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