AHPA board creates tea products committee and names Wilson Lau its chair

AHPA board creates tea products committee and names Wilson Lau its chair

The new Tea Products Committee was established to promote and protect responsible commerce of herbal products marketed as teas.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Board of Trustees voted to create a Tea Products Committee and also voted to appoint Wilson Lau, of nuherbs Co., currently an AHPA board trustee, as the chair of the new committee.

The new Tea Products Committee is chartered to promote and protect responsible commerce of herbal products marketed as teas and with responsibilities that include maintaining attention to regulatory issues related to tea products and ingredients; creating best practices and appropriate standards for the manufacture, labeling, and marketing of tea products, as needed; and developing active relationships with other organizations that represent marketers of tea products and ingredients.

"AHPA is pleased to announce the establishment of this newest committee," noted Michael McGuffin, AHPA president. "The committee will provide the association and its members and the industry at large with a new forum for marketers in the tea products category to identify and address issues of mutual interest and ensure its continued viability and growth."

For more information or if you are interested in joining the new AHPA Tea Products Committee, contact Devon Powell, AHPA's chief operations officer and the committee's staff liaison, 301.588.1171 x102.

About the American Herbal Products Association

The American Herbal Products Association is the national trade association for and the voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and botanical and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.

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