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AHPA Guidance: Federal Labeling Requirements for Herbal Dietary Supplements

June 2021: Free guidance for AHPA members, log-in to download

AHPA has revised its labeling guidance for herbal dietary supplements to cover updated nutrition labeling requirements for dietary supplements, and is making the updated guidance document available FREE to members.

AHPA Webinar: Laying a Foundation for Success on Amazon

July 7, 2021 - 1 - 3pm EDT

p>With Amazon leading the charge as the industry leader in e-commerce, your brand’s customers are likely on Amazon. So, if you’re bypassing the Amazon marketplace as a means of distribution, you’re not meeting your customers where they shop.

AHPA Webinar: Product Safety Surveillance with the National Capital Poison Center

July 21, 2021 | 1 - 3pm EDT

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.

June 2021 AHPA Report

AHPA Members, Log in to access the AHPA Report

The June 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA has released updates to the Botanical Safety Handbook; AHPA updates GACP-GMP guidance; AHPA updates Primer on CITES; and more!

AHPA Webinar: Lacey Act Import Declaration Requirements

June 23, 2021 – 1-3pm EDT

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.

AHPA letter to new US Trade Representative requests tariff relief

June 2021 - Letter also cites the organization’s extensive previous comments to the USTR on this matter

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) delivered a letter to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai this month requesting the removal of punitive tariffs from a range of products relevant to the herbal products industry.

AHPA updates GACP-GMP guidance to include new appendix on prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination

Update replaces the 2017 version of the document

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has updated its guidance document “Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials” (AHPA GACP-GMP) to include a new appendix addressing prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination.

AHPA releases 2021 update to free Primer on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

May 2021 Revision

AHPA has updated its “Primer on Importing and Exporting CITES-Listed Species,” a free resource that provides the herbal industry with the latest information on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

California bill restricting minor access to supplements deferred to 2022

May 21, 2021 - Bill held by Appropriations Committee until assembly reconvenes in January

A recent California Assembly Bill 1341 (AB 1341) that would place heavy restrictions on a broad range of dietary supplements has been held up in the state Appropriations Committee, seriously delaying its passage.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate Would Create Regulatory Pathways for Use of Hemp-Derived CBD in Dietary Supplements and Conventional Food

May 2021 - Bill would remove restrictions for use in foods and dietary supplements

Silver Spring, MD, May 19, 2021 – Today, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced bipartisan legislation that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace.

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