American Herbal Products Association

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

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AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

The herbal industry continued to evolve in 2017 to meet the steadily increasing demand for high quality botanical ingredients in an array of consumer goods from teas and health supplements to personal care products and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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AHPA's botanical GMPs document ready for field testing

By Hank Schultz

The American Herbal Products Association has issued a version of its ‘botanical GMPs’ document.  Several member companies have stepped forward to field test the recommendations, AHPA president Michael McGuffin said.

Michael McGuffin (right) presented the 2017 AHPA Visionary Award to Dan Richard (left) who received the award on behalf of his father Elwood. Image: AHPA

AHPA awards Richard, Bass, Israelsen, Shelton and BI

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented its 2017 awards to Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals for substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

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AHPA adds support for Health Savings Act

Members of the American Herbal Products Association should advocate their lawmakers to support the Health Care Savings Act (S. 2499 and H.R. 4469), the organization has stated.

AHPA clarifies DMAA/geranium oil stance

AHPA clarifies DMAA/geranium oil stance

By Stephen Daniells

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has not concluded that 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is not found in geranium oil, as it clarifies its recent labeling on DMAA.

ConsumerLab: “AHPA is misleading the public with false information.”

ConsumerLab hits back at AHPA valerian criticism

By Shane Starling

ConsumerLab, the controversial product testing service and market analyst, has defended the criteria it employed in a recent US market assessment that found seven of nine valerian products failed to deliver on stated bioactive payload.

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

By Shane Starling

Michael McGuffin, the president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), tells Shane Starling why recently implemented adverse event reporting (AER) is delivering on its promise some three years down the line.

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