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The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published a Hemp Lexicon intended to support the standardization of the terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp and products derived from hemp as defined in U.S. federal law. The Lexicon is a reference tool for the hemp industry as well as federal, state, tribal, and other jurisdictions that oversee the hemp industry to provide guidance and encourage clear, consistent communication.
webPOISONCONTROL® is a free online tool and app that provides immediate triage recommendations and automated follow up for acute, unintentional exposures to a vast array of products and substances.
The Lacey Act of 1900 (the Lacey Act) was originally passed to prohibit the interstate sale and transportation of game killed in violation of local laws. It was modified by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 to also address illegal international logging practices and trade.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has, since 1997, conducted quantitative surveys to estimate annual harvests of certain native North American herbs in commerce. A new paper reporting survey data on both cultivated and wild harvests of over 41 commodities for the years 2011-2013, and 45 commodities for 2014-2017, is the focus of an upcoming webinar featuring AHPA staff scientists and the chair of its Botanical Raw Materials Committee.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), its Compliance Programs exist to provide instructions to FDA personnel for conducting activities to evaluate industry compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other laws administered by FDA. On September 30, 2020, FDA released its Compliance Program Guidance Manual (CPGM) titled “Dietary Supplements – Foreign and Domestic Inspections, Sampling, and Imports.” Per FDA, the goal of this CPGM is to ensure companies consistently manufacture dietary supplements of acceptable quality and minimize consumers’ exposure to adulterated and/or misbranded dietary supplements. Attend the webinar on March 18 to hear perspectives on the CPGM from an industry veteran and an FDA investigator. Aaron Secrist will speak from the vantage point of industry, and Justin Boyd will provide insight from FDA’s point of view.
On Tuesday January 19, 2021, USDA issued the Final Rule for the Domestic Hemp Production Program following two rounds of public comments on the Interim Final Rule issued in late 2019. Come listen to a panel of hemp industry experts and regulatory consultants identify what changed, what stayed the same, and what still needs improvement as the industry heads into the 2021 growing season. Panelists will identify and discuss the key changes that impact hemp growers, including the harvest window, sampling protocols, and compliance thresholds.
A national election that many have called the most important in a generation is now behind us. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) will host a webinar on November 10, 2020 (2:00-3:30 pm Eastern) to bring together three experts from Van Scoyoc Associates and our AHPA member community for an analysis and discussion of the election, with a particular focus on possible impacts for the herbal products and dietary supplements industries.
Webinar presenters will address different approaches to sustainability self-assessment, discuss various sustainability standards, and how to create realistic science based targets, and present examples that will help companies of all sizes plan and execute meaningful self-assessments.
Webinar presenters explain ways to ensure your marketing claims for herbal immune support products are substantiated, truthful and not misleading. Industry experts review several methods they’ve used to ensure their dietary supplement product claims are well substantiated, including: randomized, controlled clinical trials on a well-known elderberry product; in vitro testing to support the legitimacy of the product; and the relevance of use and training in substantiating the effectiveness of traditional Chinese herbal formulations.
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