American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Chief Science Officer, Steven Dentali, Ph.D., has been appointed to a United States Pharmacopeia (USP) advisory panel formed to recommend toxicologically-based limits for metals and draft a new General Chapter on Heavy Metals for the United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary.
The USP Metal Impurities Ad Hoc Advisory Panel is organized under the USP General Chapters Expert Committee and is composed of 12 representatives from academia, industry and government. The draft General Chapter will be submitted to Pharmacopeial Forum for public review and comment.
“With our recent adoption of interim guidance on heavy metal limits for herbal products, AHPA has established itself as a leader in this area,” said Dentali. “I look forward to contributing my expertise to the efforts of this group.”
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association devoted to herbal issues. Representing the core of the botanical trade—comprised of the finest growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbal products—our mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA committees generate self-regulations to ensure the highest level of quality with respect to the way herbal products are manufactured, labeled, and sold. Website: www.ahpa.org.