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Former NFL Linebacker Turned Adaptive Sport Supporter David Vobora to Keynote AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress

Now through October 5, use Code EBSNC20 for 20% off general registration fee

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) announces David Vobora, founder, Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF), will serve up inspiration with a side of never-give-up as he tells his story to attendees at the AHPA Sports Nutrition Congress taking place virtually on October 21.

AHPA President Michael McGuffin named to Nutritional Outlook Editorial Advisory Board

AHPA President excited to collaborate with Nutritional Outlook and help deliver trusted and timely coverage to their readers

Nutritional Outlook announced that AHPA President Michael McGuffin is one of 10 new members of the publication's editorial advisory board.

Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Regulate Hemp-Derived CBD

September 4, 2020: Bill directs FDA to use its authority and resources to set a clear regulatory framework for hemp and hemp derived CBD

the four leading dietary supplement industry associations applaud Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA), for introducing bipartisan legislation that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace. The Hemp and Hemp derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 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.

August 2020 AHPA in the News

Guidance, advocacy, education and news for the herbal products industry


AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

AHPA updates online Botanical Safety Handbook

New safety information added to 11 botanicals

AHPA continues to expand and update the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to provide the herbal industry with comprehensive safety information on over 500 species of herbs from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. New safety information has been added to entries on 11 botanicals.

July 2020 AHPA in the News

Guidance, advocacy, education and news for the herbal products industry


AHPA online Botanical Safety Handbook updated with new information

AHPA online Botanical Safety Handbook updated with new information

Historical use as food added for plantain leaf, stinging nettle and elderberry

AHPA continues to expand and update the online Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd ed. to provide the herbal industry with comprehensive safety information on over 500 species of herbs from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts.

AHPA requests USDA APHIS amend and delay Phase VI of the import declarations enforcement schedule

August 2020: “Other” essential oils should be removed from the list of products covered under Phase VI

In comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), AHPA requests the agency to amend Phase VI of its import declarations enforcement schedule by removing “other” essential oils from the list of products covered under this phase.
Tony Hayes, 1955-2020 -- In  Memoriam

Tony Hayes, 1955-2020 -- In Memoriam

With profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Tony Hayes

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Tony Hayes. Tony was a producer and marketer of North American wildcrafted herbs for almost 50 years. He began his career in 1973 as an herb buyer for Lowe Fur and Herb of North Wilkesboro, then in 1981 went to work for Wilcox Drug Company in Boone, North Carolina. In 2000 he and his wife Sandy started their own business, Ridge Runner Trading Company.

AHPA requests adequate federal funding for USPS

July 1, 2020: AHPA members depend on the Postal Service to transport herbal products

AHPA President Michael McGuffin sent a letter to Congressional leaders in the U.S. House and Senate to request adequate federal funding be included in a fourth COVID-19 relief package to ensure the financial viability and continued operations of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
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