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AHPA’s trade recommendations

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The American Herbal Products Association Board of Trustees adds two new recommendations to the association's Code of Ethics and Business Conduct to be adopted as amendments, the trade group announces Aug. 10. One recommendation, "herbal supplements marketed for general retail sale and labeled specifically for use during pregnancy or while nursing, be labeled in a manner that instructs the consumer to discuss their use of the product with a health care practitioner," goes into effect July 14, 2007, AHPA states. The group also recommends that online supplement retailers need to provide contact information for the company, including a physical street address if the company is not in a telephone directory. Additionally, such websites should provide supplement labeling information, or say it is available upon request. Websites should also include nutritional support disclaimers required of dietary supplements. This recommendation goes into effect Jan. 14, 2007...
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