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AHPA comments to FWS provide recommendations for CITES

AHPA comments to FWS provide recommendations for CITES

Annotation for American ginseng should exclude sliced roots from CITES export and import controls

In comments submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), AHPA requested that the agency propose at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to amend the annotation for American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) to exclude sliced roots from CITES export and import controls.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA February 2018 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an update on France's new maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in supplements

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.
McGuffin statement on Sen. Hatch retirement

McGuffin statement on Sen. Hatch retirement

DSHEA was a remarkable achievement, made possible in large part by Sen. Hatch’s persistence and hard work

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a vocal dietary supplement advocate who helped shape the laws that regulate the industry.
Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction

Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction

Industry trade associations have been consistent in taking strong positions against marketing dietary supplements for treatment or prevention of diseases

The dietary supplement industry is aware of growing concerns regarding significant negative health impacts associated with opioid addiction and abuse. The leading trade associations of the dietary supplement industry support the responsible marketing and use of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, and other dietary supplements.

AHPA submits comments on pre-DSHEA dietary ingredient list

AHPA recommended that FDA make significant changes to previous positions on new dietary ingredients (NDIs)

AHPA's comments were submitted in response to FDA's request for input on issues related to the future development of a list of dietary ingredients marketed in the United States prior to October 15, 1994, when the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) became law.

UNPA endorses AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material

UNPA will encourage member companies to adopt AHPA's guidance

UNPA is the most recent association to endorse AHPA's guidance. The guidance has also been endorsed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA November 2017 Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an overview of Thailand expanding its list of botanicals allowed to be used in supplements, China's plan to take enforcement action against fraudulent and illegal health claims and New Zealand and Australia legalizing hemp seeds as a food.

Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs

Groups support strict enforcement action by FDA

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today joined in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent actions to protect consumers from body-building products containing Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) illegally marketed as dietary supplements.

AHPA presents recommendations for pre-DSHEA dietary ingredient list

McGuffin highlights significant issues with FDA's current approach

AHPA President Michael McGuffin stressed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must make some significant changes to previous positions on new dietary ingredients (NDIs) in order to successfully create an authoritative list of old dietary ingredients (ODIs) in a statement delivered yesterday at a public meeting held by FDA to discuss the development of a list of pre-DSHEA dietary ingredients.
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