Voluntary Program for Dietary Supplements: Adulterants, Known

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Mar. 8, 2001

Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) members agree voluntarily to take appropriate steps to assure that the following raw materials have not been substituted in whole or in part with known toxic adulterants, noted below. These steps are to be based on validated analyses by the processor or manufacturer, or, in lieu of such analysis, a guarantee or certificate of analysis from a supplier provided that the processor or manufacturer establishes the reliability of the supplier’s analysis:

Herb in Commerce Adulterant
a. Siberian Ginseng root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) a. Periploca sepium root
b. Plantain leaf (Plantago lanceolata) b. Digitalis lanata leaf
c. Skullcap herb (Scutellaria lateriflora) c. Germander herb (Teucrium chamaedrys)
d. Stephania root (Stephania tetranda) d. Aristolochia fangchi root