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Our Mission

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.

Our Expertise

AHPA has particular expertise on the history, science, and regulation of botanicals while its work also has significant influence on non-herbal dietary supplements. Similarly, AHPA expends its resources on issues in the U.S. marketplace and in the international arena, wherever member interests are served.

Our Members

AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and international companies conducting business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products. AHPA members’ herbal products are in tea, beverage, dietary supplement, sports nutrition, personal care, pet and other product categories. AHPA membership also includes individuals, companies and organizations who serve the industry, including consultants, attorneys, media, researchers, educators, and medical professionals.

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AHPA Press Releases and Updates for the Media

Day on the Hill

Day on the Hill

AHPA partners with CRN to produce this unique advocacy opportunity

AHPA member company executives—including company presidents, regulatory experts, and government relations executives—with a vested interest in legislative activity in Congress—fly in from across the nation, for a full day of networking and discussions with members of Congress and their staff. 

Technical issues prevent FDA from evaluating majority of recent NDI notifications

AHPA NDI Resources can help you avoid costly pitfalls

Nearly four of five new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications recently submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had technical issues that prevented FDA from being able to determine safety, according to AHPA's NDI Database.
Handbook promotes safe use of herbs to prevent drug interactions

Handbook promotes safe use of herbs to prevent drug interactions

Botanical Safety Handbook features extensive data on herb safety

To help ensure the safe use of herbal supplements and prevent drug interactions, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) produced the Botanical Safety Handbook to summarize the latest research on the safety of more than 500 species of herbs.
Organic industry leaders issue updated guidance on organic dietary supplements

Organic industry leaders issue updated guidance on organic dietary supplements

Guidance on organic regulatory requirements, from farm to packaged product

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and Quality Assurance International Inc. (QAI) announce the availability of an updated, free resource for the health supplement industry titled Guidance on Formulation and Marketing of Dietary Supplements Under the National Organic Program (NOP).
AHPA welcomes Dr. Holly Johnson as new Chief Science Officer

AHPA welcomes Dr. Holly Johnson as new Chief Science Officer

Dr. Johnson is a pharmacognosist with more than 20 years of experience

FDA warning letters dive into detail in the January 2018 AHPA Report!

January 2018 AHPA Report

McGuffin statement on Sen. Hatch retirement

McGuffin statement on Sen. Hatch retirement

DSHEA was a remarkable achievement, made possible in large part by Sen. Hatch’s persistence and hard work

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a vocal dietary supplement advocate who helped shape the laws that regulate the industry.
Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction

Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction

Industry trade associations have been consistent in taking strong positions against marketing dietary supplements for treatment or prevention of diseases

The dietary supplement industry is aware of growing concerns regarding significant negative health impacts associated with opioid addiction and abuse. The leading trade associations of the dietary supplement industry support the responsible marketing and use of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, and other dietary supplements.
AHPA mourns the passing of Jim Duke, a leading authority on herbal medicine

AHPA mourns the passing of Jim Duke, a leading authority on herbal medicine

Bestselling author of The Green Pharmacy made invaluable contributions to the herbal community

AHPA was saddened to learn of the passing of James (Jim) A. Duke, Ph.D, a leading authority on herbal medicine who made invaluable contributions to the herbal products community.

Safety first: FDA's main mission in the December 2017 AHPA Report!

December 2017 AHPA Report

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