Last Chance to Save Some Green on AHPA Botanical Identity Course

Last Chance to Save Some Green on AHPA Botanical Identity Course

Early Bird Discount on Registration Ends August 15

On November 13 and 14, 2010, the American Herbal Products Association will be presenting an in-person training course, Microscopic Identification of Popular Botanical Materials.

On November 13 and 14, 2010, the American Herbal Products Association will be presenting an in-person training course, Microscopic Identification of Popular Botanical Materials.

Accurate herb identification is crucial for companies to make sure that what they are selling is what’s on the label and in the bottle. Mistakes can happen, sometimes with disastrous results. In addition to being a requirement under the dietary supplement GMPs, verification of identity is an essential safety component for any dietary supplement company.

The material presented during the course will familiarize participants with the various plant parts at the macroscopic level to create an understanding of the characteristic cellular features of each plant part examined using botanical microscopy techniques developed over the last century by botanists all over the world. Participants will spend a significant amount of time during the program conducting hands-on training using a microscope under the guidance of a seasoned and veteran microscopist.

The program's overall goal is to have participants leave with the experience necessary to confidently conduct microscopic analysis on a variety of popular botanical ingredients.

About the company

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and 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 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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