The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) announced that Tami L. Wahl has joined its staff in a newly created position as special regulatory counsel.
In her role, Wahl will work within regulatory areas AHPA focuses on for the benefit of its members. She will work closely with AHPA's regulatory team to support its current work and expand in other subjects to further promote the responsible commerce of botanicals. Wahl will also be the liaison for three of AHPA's committees: Animal Products, Botanical Personal Care Products, and Tea & Infusion Products.
Wahl has more than 15 years of regulatory experience, with eight years spent exclusively in the natural products industry. She was the legal and regulatory affairs manager and in-house counsel for Traditional Medicinals. Previously, Wahl served as the legislative director for Alliance for Natural Health and as an attorney in private practice.
"We are pleased to welcome Tami to AHPA." said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. "Her extensive regulatory experience and knowledge will be a valuable asset to AHPA and its members, and will have a positive impact on the herbal products industry."
"AHPA is an impressive organization with an amazing depth of knowledge and integrity," says Wahl. "Quite fantastic and honored to work with AHPA and its member companies."
Wahl is an experienced legal counsel and regulatory adviser with extensive knowledge of the food and supplement industries, including requirements under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Health Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate, and California's Proposition 65.
A true botanical advocate, Wahl has worked at both the federal and state level and specializes in government relations, regulatory analysis, and cross-functional collaboration. She may be reached at [email protected] or 301.588.1171 ext. 111.