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Thank you for joining AHPA at Expo West

March 2022: Highlights of the week include AHPA’s Annual Member Meeting, Member Reception, Board of Trustees election, and the AHPA Awards

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) extends many thanks and gratitude to members and guests who joined us in-person and virtually for a safe and successful week at Natural Products Expo West.

2022 AHPA Awards recognize those making a difference in the herbal community

March 2022: Marc Allen, Celestial Seasonings, Cassandra L. Quave, Ph.D., Planting Justice, and Rodale Institute are the 2022 AHPA Award honorees

AHPA is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the annual AHPA Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the continued success of the herbal products industry and wider herbal community. The awards were presented today, March 9, 2022, at the AHPA Annual Member Meeting at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.

AHPA: Mandatory product listing could restrict access to supplements

March 2022: A mandatory product listing is unnecessary and could harm industry while limiting consumers' access to safe dietary supplements, writes Michael McGuffin of the American Herbal Products Association in this op-ed for Natural Products Insider

As part of its self-proclaimed intent to modernize dietary supplement regulation, FDA has called for Congress to require mandatory product listing (MPL) of all dietary supplements in the U.S. marketplace.

March 2022 AHPA Report

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The March 2022 AHPA Report includes: 40ᵗʰ Anniversary Guest Feature: "The Value of AHPA" by Rus Willis of Bighorn Botanicals, Introducing AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love, 2022 AHPA Board of Trustees candidate statements now available and more!

AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No.2: Pomegranate (with ❤️ from Verdure Sciences)

Celebrating AHPA’s 40th anniversary with 40 of our favorite herbs

In honor of AHPA’s 40th anniversary in 2022, we will be showcasing 40 of our favorite herbs throughout the year with support from members who love these herbs, too!

AHPA Spring 2022 Committee Meeting & Event Schedule

Mark your calendars for AHPA’s in-person, hybrid and virtual events this spring

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has released its preliminary schedule of committee meetings and events in Spring 2022. AHPA’s in-person events and hybrid meetings will be hosted at Natural Products Expo West, March 8-12, 2022, in Anaheim, CA, followed by virtual committee meetings on Zoom, March 16-25, 2022.

AHPA statement on confirmation of Robert Califf, M.D., as FDA commissioner

February 2022: Statement from AHPA President Michael McGuffin

AHPA looks forward to working with Dr. Califf as he brings his significant experience and credentials to once again lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA decommissions “Poisonous Plant Database”

February 2022: AHPA had requested website corrections since 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decommissioned an inaccurately titled repository of references following several years of requests by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) for the agency to address confusion created by this FDA product.

2022 Board of Trustees Candidates

February 8, 2022: Video Statements

Support for AHPA ERB Foundation’s funding of research on goldenseal continues

January 2022: Interested individuals and companies encouraged to donate to this crucial research

In 2021, the American Herbal Products Association Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) announced its commitment to funding a five-year harvest impact study on goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) led by principal investigator Katie Commender, Agroforestry Program Director, Appalachian Sustainable Development.

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