May 16, 2008 – American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin has been appointed to a workgroup California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has formed to assist in the development of regulatory language intended to help businesses provide necessary warning for exposures to Proposition 65 listed chemicals in food.
The Prop 65 Food Warning Workgroup is composed of 15 representatives from stakeholder groups affected by Proposition 65 regulatory language. Other participants include representatives of food retailers, food manufactures, environmental and consumer organizations, food growers and enforcement agencies.
“AHPA has established itself as a leader in representing and addressing Prop 65 issues for the herbal products industry,” said McGuffin. “I look forward to contributing 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.