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BAPP Best Practices Standard Operating Procedure for Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles — NOW AVAILABLE!

AUSTIN, Texas (October 19, 2022) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the completion and public availability of its long-awaited Best Practices Standardized Operation Procedure (SOP) for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles. These best practices are a voluntary standards initiative designed to assist responsible buyers in the herb, dietary supplement, food cosmetics, and over-the-counter (OTC) drug industries to remove "irreparably defective articles" from the supply chain.

New Bulletin on Nigella Seed and Seed Oil Adulteration Published by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

AUSTIN, Texas (October 4, 2022) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program has issued a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on nigella (Nigella sativa) seed and seed oil. Also referred to in commerce as “black seed” or “black cumin,”* nigella has a long history of use as a food and traditional medicine, especially in the Middle East.

ABC Presents 2022 Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award to Emily Ruff

April 05, 2022

The American Botanical Council has presented its 2022 Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award to Emily Ruff, a community herbalist, director of Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary in Vermont, and founder and CEO of the Florida School of Holistic Living.

Tributes to Steven Foster

March 23, 2022

It is with a deeply saddened heart that we share with you the unexpected news of the passing of our dear friend, longtime ABC contributor, and member of the ABC Board of Trustees Steven Foster. Steven died suddenly the weekend of January 15, 2022.

ABC and SHP Present Free Webinars Covering SHP Toolkit, Ethnobotany, and More

March 23, 2022

The American Botanical Council and Sustainable Herbs Program are hosting a series of free webinars with leaders in the botanical community. Topics include the SHP Toolkit, a special Ethnobotany Series, and more. Read more here