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AHPA Webinar - cGMP Facility Inspections Conducted by FDA: How Inspection Ready Are You?

June 15, 2022 – 10am-12pm PT / 1-3pm ET

This webinar is designed to help businesses in the dietary supplement industry understand the elements of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations (21 CFR 111) that are the primary focus during U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) facility inspections.

AHPA Webinar - The J.E.D.I Journey

June 21, 2022 – 10am-12pm PT / 1-3pm ET

Justice – Equity – Diversity – Inclusion (J.E.D.I): four powerful words that are trending largely due to the current political landscape and social climate, but what do these words mean?

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Prior Webinars (Still available on demand)

AHPA Webinar - A Crash Course in Copyright and Trademark Protection

May 18, 2022 – 10am-12pm PT / 1-3pm ET

You’ve worked hard to build your business or body of work and you want to protect it…but you don’t know if you should copyright or trademark your work. You’ve conducted online research and – instead of gaining knowledge – you’re more confused than before you began.

AHPA Webinar: Prop 65 and Impacts on Hemp and Cannabis

January 26, 2022 – 10-12pm PT / 1-3 ET

California’s Proposition 65 ("Prop 65"), officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires the State of California to maintain and update a list of these chemicals on a yearly basis. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for the implementation of Prop 65, and is authorized to assess health risks posed by environmental contaminants.

From DNA Barcoding to COVID-19: State Attorneys General and Supplement Enforcement

October 6, 2021 – 1-3pm ET

Doug Gansler, the Chair of the state Attorney General practice at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and the former two-term Maryland Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, will present an exclusive update to AHPA members on relevant enforcement and policy priority updates of the state Attorneys General in regard to supplements.

AHPA Webinar: Hemp Lexicon Clarifies Key Botanical Terms

September 1, 2021 - 1-3pm ET

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.

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.

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: 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 Webinar: 2011-2017 AHPA Tonnage Survey Analysis

Presented: March 30, 2021

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.

FDA Guidance Manual on Supplement Facility Inspections, Sampling, and Imports: How Compliant Are You?

March 18, 2021 – 2-4pm ET

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.

Free AHPA Webinar: USDA Final Rule for Domestic Hemp Production Program (On-Demand)

Presented February 2, 2021

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.

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