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Industry Warns Against Supplements Claiming to Treat Coronavirus

Washington, D.C.—A coalition of Industry trade associations is reminding consumers and retailers that dietary supplements cannot claim to treat, prevent, or cure the coronavirus,...

AHPA: “Phase One” Agreement with China Offers Relief to Supplement Importers

Silver Spring, MD—On January 15, 2020, the U.S. and China signed an agreement on a Phase One trade deal that, according to a fact...

On the horizon: 2020 Forecast

As 2019 winds down, what issue had the most positive impact on the natural products industry—and what had the greatest negative impact? We asked...

AHPA Publishes FAQ Sheet for Prop 65 Nickel Requirements

Silver Spring, MD—AHPA announced that it has published answers to questions that members may have regarding California Proposition 65 requirements for products that may...

3 Takeaways from AHPA’s Botanical Congress

Las Vegas, NV—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) held its 8th Annual Botanical Congress on the final day of SupplySide West at the Mandalay...

Consumer Reports Tests Echinacea, Turmeric; Industry Calls Results “Arbitrary,” “Reductionist,” “Snake Oil”

Consumer Reports (CR) tested turmeric and echinacea supplements from multiple brands, and concluded that several didn’t meet CR’s standards for lead levels and bacteria...

FDA to Exercise Enforcement Discretion for Nutrition Facts Labels

Silver Spring, MD—Following requests from multiple manufacturers and industry groups, including the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), FDA will exercise enforcement discretion with regard...

Industry Associations Ask Congress: “Take Quick Action to Clarify the Legal Status of CBD”

Washington, D.C.—Four trade associations representing the natural products and dietary supplements industries sent Congress a letter on Tuesday, asking them to take legislative action...

AHPA Revises Labeling Guidance to Reflect Updated Requirements

Silver Spring, MD—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has revised its free labeling guidance for herbal dietary supplements to cover updated labeling requirements, according...

AHPA Analyzes FDA Recall Data

Washington, D.C.—Dietary supplement recalls are relatively infrequent, according to recent FDA data. A statement from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) notes that out of...