AHPA Herbal Cleanliness Tele-Seminar Set for November 4

(Silver Spring, MD) -- The deadline to register for the American Herbal Products Association Tele-Seminar on herbal cleanliness is drawing near.

The first seminar, held October 21, was a huge success. A few openings remain for the second session, scheduled for November 4.

This training session presents expert speakers to help you learn about establishing processes to care for and control raw materials from the field to order fulfillment. Drawing upon the practical legal and manufacturing expertise of AHPA staff and member companies, the Tele-Seminar outlines current standards, and identifies inspection and testing options for:

  • microbial cleanliness
  • heavy metal levels
  • pesticides
  • organic ingredients

      This AHPA Tele-Seminar will help you establish a process to fit your company’s needs, focusing on such topics as:
      • pending Good Manufacturing Practices purity specifications
      • California’s Prop 65 and heavy metals
      • the impact of quality and safety on industry credibility
      • cleanliness standards
        pragmatic program implementation

      Speakers include Angie Brackhahn and Kevin Ernst, both of Trout Lake Farm, Josef Brinckmann and Katie Huggins, both of Traditional Medicinals, Steven Dentali and Michael McGuffin, both of AHPA, Loren Israelsen, of the Utah Natural Products Association, Nancy Linde of The Toxicology Group of NSF International, and two attorneys, Trenton Norris, of Bingham McCutchen, and Anthony Young, of Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker.

      Seminar materials include a critical-point process flowchart to help identify risk issues and intervention points. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion, an important addition to cGMP compliance training and personnel files.

      A convenient and cost-effective way to explore issues, gain insight, and enhance knowledge, the Herbal Cleanliness Tele-Seminar is a live 2-hour telephone conference call. The November 4 seminar will be limited to just 30 call lines, but as many staff members as you wish may listen to your speaker phone. The seminar cost is only $60 per connection for AHPA member companies, and $95 per connection for non-member companies. A transcript of the seminar will be available for separate purchase, which frees you from taking notes and provides a valuable resource document to develop your own in-house programs.

      Register by contacting Natasha Hall via email at [email protected] or telephone (301) 588-1171, ext 106. A registration form may be downloaded from the AHPA website, http://www.ahpa.org/04_08_cleanherb.pdf. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with support documents and calling instructions..


      The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal supplement industry, the only trade association devoted solely to herbal issues. AHPA is the recognized leader in representing the responsible center of the botanical trade, and is comprised of the finest growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbal products. AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA committees generate self-regulations to ensure the highest level of responsibility with respect to the way herbs are manufactured, labeled and sold. Website: www.ahpa.org

      Karen Robin, Director of Communications
      American Herbal Products Association
      Telephone: 301-588-1171 x107
      Fax: 301-588-1174

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