AHPA Guidance

AHPA guidance documents

AHPA produces these guidance documents on specific topics to help the industry comply with applicable laws and regulations and institute best practices that help ensure quality and transparency.

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Background on California Proposition 65: Issues Related to Heavy Metals and Herbal Products

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[Archive: This guidance was updated in 2017.] This guidance provides information on the regulatory and liability implications of Proposition 65 on heavy metals that may be present in herbal products sold in the State of California.

Guidance on good documentation practices

Documentation systems for manufacturing, packing, or holding dietary supplements - Log-in to download

This manual focuses on documentation systems in the context of manufacturing, packing, or holding dietary supplements

Guidance on heavy metals: Analysis and limits in herbal dietary supplements

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This document provides proposed limits with accompanying explanations as to how they were determined for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic, and accompanying explanations as to how these limits were determined.

White Paper: Standardization

Standardization of Botanical Products - Log-in to download

This paper describes the many factors that contribute to the proper standardization of a botanical product

Manual for Alcohol Tax Drawbacks for Manufacturers of Nonbeverage Products Sold as Liquid Herbal Supplements

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Guidance to help manufacturers understand and conform to Federal Regulations that govern the drawback of prepaid excise tax on alcohol used in the products of nonbeverage products

AHPA's Guidance Documents for the Manufacture and Sale of Botanical Extracts

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AHPA's Guidance Documents for the Manufacture and Sale of Botanical Extracts
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