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AHPA takes up new trade requirement

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The American Herbal Products Association announces its Board of Trustees has tacked on a trade requirement for labeling undiluted essential oils for topical application available in retail outlets, the trade group says July 21. To its Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, AHPA said "'Keep out of reach of children' or significantly similar cautionary language" should appear on packaging to suggest the product is to be used externally only. Additional language should specify the Latin name of the plant and the plant part from which the oil is derived, and language directing the user not to put the product near eyes and mucous membranes. AHPA members must comply with the new requirement by Jan. 9, 2010, the group said in a release
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