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2014 DNA article by Thompson and Newmaster retracted

November 2021: Co-author known for controversial article on DNA analysis of herbal products

AHPA Board of Trustees adopts trade requirement for “organic” supplements to comply with the NOP

November 2021: Board also amends current caffeine policy

At its most recent meeting on October 26, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) considered several topics of interest to the AHPA membership and consistent with AHPA’s Mission to promote the responsible and sustainable commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers have informed access to a wide variety of safe herbal goods.

Amazon updates dietary supplement compliance program

November 2021: Sets new requirements for 3rd-party certification and for sexual enhancement and weight loss / weight management products

Early this month, Amazon updated its policy for vendors of dietary supplements on the Amazon platform. Amazon has maintained such a policy since at least late 2018, and has amended the policy on several occasions in the interim.

Nominate your colleagues for the 2022 AHPA Awards

AHPA is thrilled to announce a new category to our esteemed annual awards - AHPA Environmental Impact Award!

AHPA is now accepting nominations for the 2022 AHPA Awards. The awards will be presented at the Annual AHPA Member Meeting March 9th.

November 2021 AHPA Report

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The November 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Webinar: AERs and Product Recalls, AHPA updates Proposition 65 hemp industry guidance following passage of California AB 45, AHPA expresses support for lawful marketing of NAC ; and more!

AHPA expresses support for WADA scientific review of cannabis in sports

October 2021: WADA scientific review to be undertaken in 2022

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) provided a letter of support to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following the September 14, 2021 announcement of WADA’s Executive Committee recommendation that a scientific review of cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) will be undertaken by the agency in 2022.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

October 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority has published draft regulation named Ayurveda Aahar, based on the tradition of Ayurveda foods.; The European Commission is consulting on a draft Regulation restricting the use of green tea catechins in food supplements; The European Commission has ordered a mass recall of products contaminated with ethylene oxide; and more!

AHPA expresses support for lawful marketing of NAC

October 2021: Comments provide numerous examples of pre-DSHEA marketing

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) on October 8, 2021, joined the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) in calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify that N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a lawful dietary ingredient.

AHPA updates Proposition 65 hemp industry guidance following passage of California AB 45

October 2021: New law recognizes hemp derived products as foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics

AHPA has published an update to its Guidance on California Proposition 65 and Hemp Products to recognize the impact of the passage of California AB 45 Industrial hemp products, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsome on October 6, 2021.

Lawsuit aimed at self-affirmed GRAS dismissed by Federal Court

October 2021: AHPA Update

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York last week entered summary judgment in favor of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a suit filed in 2017 that sought to overturn FDA’s allowance for the GRAS self-affirmation process commonly used to document the safety of new food ingredients.

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