Efforts on Behalf of the Industry: Michael McGuffin, AHPA
This award honors Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association for his leadership on new dietary ingredient (NDI) guidance and a lifetime of dedicated nutrition industry stewardship. McGuffin's 75-page response to the FDA's heavyhanded NDI guidance marks just the latest example of effective leadership over a 40-year career, which colleagues say has helped to transform the herbal products industry into a more mature and respected one. Since becoming AHPA president in 1999, McGuffin has helped to standardize herb names and product warnings on labels, to convince the legislature to require adverse event reporting, and to promote better manufacturing and growing practices by companies. Read more.