Statement from Scott Melville, President and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), Regarding Recent Guidelines for Botanical Material from the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA):

“CHPA applauds AHPA’s new guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material, and acknowledges their importance in helping to ensure the production and supply of high-quality herbal raw materials.

“Quality consumer products require dependable ingredients sourced from reliable providers, and AHPA has filled a critical need by establishing best practices that botanical suppliers and processors of all sizes can easily adapt to improve and standardize the way they cultivate, collect, and process botanical crops. 

“This type of initiative is a good example of industry leadership and self-regulation that will ultimately benefit suppliers, manufacturers, and consumers.”


The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 136-year-old national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products.



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