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April 2021 AHPA Report

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The April 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Welcomes New Board Trustees & Officers; The 2011 – 2017 Tonnage survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants has been released; AHPA 9th Botanical Congress; AHPA Board of Trustees takes action during March 2021 Meetings; AHPA Annual Member Meeting review; and more!

AHPA publishes Hemp Lexicon

Lexicon clarifies use of key botanical terms relevant to hemp

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.

AHPA Welcomes New Board Trustees and Officers

March 22, 2021

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) completed the election for vacancies on its Board of Trustees at the association’s Annual Member Meeting on March 9, 2021.

2021 AHPA awards recognize excellence in the herbal products industry

2021 AHPA awards recognize excellence in the herbal products industry

Dr. Rob Wildman, SafetyCall International, Herbalife Nutrition, Naturade, Indena S.p.A., and Tony Hayes (posthumously), awarded for outstanding contributions

Established in 2006, the annual AHPA Awards acknowledge individuals and organizations that help further AHPA's goal of promoting the responsible commerce of herbs and herbal products.

2021 AHPA Award Winners

  • AHPA Herbal Hero Award: Dr. Rob Wildman, Demeter Consulting
  • AHPA Herbal Industry Leadership Award: Herbalife Nutrition
  • AHPA Herbal Insight Award: Safety Call
  • AHPA Diversity & Inclusion Award: Naturade
  • AHPA Herbal Centennial Award: Indena
  • AHPA Herbal Pioneer Award: Tony Hayes

March 2021 AHPA Report

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The March 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Spring 2021 Meeting & Event Schedule; FDA Guidance Webinar; AHPA continues engagement with NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH); and more!

Bipartisan Legislation to Regulate Hemp-Derived CBD Re-introduced in Congress

February 5, 2021: Bill directs FDA to use its authority and resources to set a clear regulatory framework for hemp and hemp derived CBD

On February 4, 2021 Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA) re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace. Re-introduced in the 117th Congress as HR 841, the Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021 directs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use its authority and resources to set a clear regulatory framework for hemp and hemp-derived CBD and assure consumer protection.

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

New safety information added to 4 botanicals

AHPA has released updates via the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to four additional botanicals.

AHPA Webinar: Post-Election Download – FREE and On-Demand

Presented - November 10, 2020

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.

AHPA joins FBIA coalition seeking comment period extension for FDA traceability proposed rule

Request seeks deadline be extended by 60 days, to March 24, 2021.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition of organizations headed by the Food and Beverage Issue Alliance (FBIA) to request a comment period extension for FDA’s recently published proposed rule on food traceability. AHPA has previously reported on the proposed rule in this AHPA Update.

AHPA Promotes Amber Bennett to New VP Position

Promotion reflects AHPA’s expectation for continued growth and its commitment to better serving its membership

Silver Spring, MD, Nov. 4, 2020 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today announced Amber Bennett’s promotion to Vice President of Marketing and Engagement, a new position that reflects AHPA’s expectation for continued growth and its ongoing commitment to finding more and better ways to serve its membership.

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