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AHPA response to Consumer Reports article on echinacea and turmeric products

CR selected arbitrary standards for its analysis

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has assessed an article issued today by Consumer Reports (CR) on its analytical review of 16 echinacea and 13 turmeric products. AHPA has found that CR relied on arbitrary or internal standards for its analysis, apparently in order to support its preconceived view of herbal supplements, expressed by repeating in today’s article the false myth of ‘lack of regulation’ of dietary supplements.

Happy Birthday DSHEA!

AHPA celebrates the 25th Anniversary of DSHEA

FDA to provide additional time to comply with new nutrition labeling requirements

FDA to work with manufacturers to meet the new Nutrition Facts label requirements during the first 6 months

FDA announced today that, during the first six months following the general January 1, 2020, compliance date for the new nutrition labeling regulations for conventional foods and dietary supplements, it plans to work cooperatively with manufacturers to meet the new requirements and will not focus on enforcement actions during that time. Note that manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales already had an extra year to comply – until January 1, 2021.

Webinar: Compliance with FDA’s Revised Nutrition Labeling Regulations

Presented October 29, 2019

Recorded October 29, 2019, this webinar offers expert insights into the nutrition labeling requirements for foods and dietary supplements are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2020 for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales and January 1, 2021 for smaller manufacturers.

Webinar: Adverse Event Reports (AERs) and Recalls of Dietary Supplements

Presented October 1, 2019

Dr. Rick Kingston, an industry expert with more than 35-years of experience, presents on serious adverse event report (SAER) data and observations. Ashish Talati, a partner with Amin Talati & Wasserman and one of the industry’s foremost experts on FDA regulatory matters, joins Dr. Kingston to review dietary supplement legal and regulatory SAER obligations. In addition, AHPA Chief Information Officer Dr. Merle Zimmermann presents an overview of recent FDA recall data.

September 2019 AHPA in the News


Guidance: Federal Labeling Requirements for Herbal Dietary Supplements

Updated to reflect changes from May 2016 Final Rule revising FDA’s nutrition labeling regulations

AHPA has revised it's labeling guidance for herbal dietary supplements to cover updated nutrition labeling requirements for foods and dietary supplements that are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2020 for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales and January 1, 2021 for smaller manufacturers.

AHPA presents at the AOAC INTERNATIONAL 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition

Michael McGuffin and Holly Johnson, Ph.D. outline ways AOAC analytical methods can support the herbal supplement industry

AHPA President Michael McGuffin and Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D. presented at the AOAC International 133rd Annual Meeting and Exposition to help the organization further develop analytical methods for botanicals used in herbal supplements.
Dietary supplement recalls are relatively infrequent according to recent FDA data

Dietary supplement recalls are relatively infrequent according to recent FDA data

Two percent of more than 800 recalls initiated in 2019 involved dietary supplement products

Recall data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that 14 of 803 (1.7 percent) recorded recalls initiated in 2019 involved dietary supplements, and among these, three were Class I recalls (the most serious recall class), according to an article published in the August 2019 AHPA Report.

August 2019 AHPA in the News

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