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Botanical Adulterants Program Introduces "Laboratory Guidance Documents" Series to Help Industry Detect Potential Herb Adulteration

The ABC-AHP-NCNPRBotanicalAdulterantsProgram is aconsortiumofindependentnonprofitorganizationswhosemissionrelatestoeducation,scientificresearch,andqualityofbotanicaldietaryingredientsandrelatedplant-derivedmaterials.Theconsortiumisheadedbythreenonprofitgroupsdealingwitheducationandresearchonmedicinalherbsandotherbeneficialplants:theAmericanBotanicalCouncil,theAmericanHerbalPharmacopoeia,andtheNationalCenterforNaturalProductsResearchattheUniversityofMississippi.Theprogramisunderwrittenorendorsedbymorethan130naturalproductsindustrycompanies,independentanalyticallaboratories,contractresearchorganizations,nonprofitandprofessionalorganizations,tradeassociations,accreditedinstitutionsofeducationinnaturalmedicine,lawfirms,andmediacompanies—whichareinvolvedintheproduction,supply,manufacture,distribution,marketing,analysis,research,and/oreducationofherbaldietaryingredientsandsupplements,intheUnitedStatesandinternationally.AllpublicationsoftheProgramareavailablefree-accessonits homepage includingthe "BotanicalAdulterantsMonitor," ane-newsletterthatconveysProgramnews,regulatoryupdates,andrecentscientificpublicationsrelatedtoadulteration,contamination,identity,andauthenticityofbotanicalrawmaterials,extracts,andessentialoils.Companies,organizations,foundations,and/orindividualsinterestedinsupportingthisprogramareinvitedtocontactMs.DeniseMeikel,ABCDevelopmentDirector,at(512)926-4900,ext.120,or byemail.

UnderwritersandSupportersoftheABC-AHP-NCNPRBotanicalAdulterantsProgram(asofJan.7,2015)*

FinancialUnderwriters21stCenturyHealthcareAdvoCareInternationalL.P.AgilentTechnologies,Inc.AloecorpInc.AmenClinicsAmway/NutriliteHealthInstituteArtemisInternational,Inc.AvedaCorporationBeachbody,LLCBINutraceuticalsBioceuticalsBionoricaSEBlackmoresCapsugelCepham,Inc.ChemiNutraCNCAHealthCrilaHealthdicentra,Inc.Doctor'sBestDr.Bronner'sMagicSoapsDSMNutritionalProducts,Inc.EmersonEcologicsEnzymaticTherapy,Inc.EthicalNaturals,Inc.EuYanSangInternationalEuroMedEuroMedicaEuroPharmaFlavexNaturextrakteGmbHFoodState/MegaFoodGaiaHerbsGencorNutrients,Inc.GNC,Inc.HeliosCorp.HerbPharmHerbalifeInternational,Inc.HorphagResearchiHerbIndenaUSA,Inc.IngredientIdentityLinneaMarkanGlobalEnterprises,Inc.MartinBauer,Inc.MediHerb/IntegriaHealthcareMetagenics,Inc.NaturalFactorsNutritional   Products,Inc./Bioclinic   NaturalsNaturalGrocersbyVitamin  CottageNature'sSunshineProductsNature'sWayNaturex,Inc.NBTY,Inc.NewChapter,Inc.TheNewFrontierFoundation   Fundofthe GreaterCedar   RapidsCommunity FoundationNingboGreenhealth   PharmaceuticalCo.,Ltd.NovelIngredientsNOWFoodsNuSkinEnterprises/PharmanexFinancialUnderwriters(cont'd)NutritionalLaboratories   InternationalOrthoMolecularProductsPacificNutritionalInc.ParagonLaboratoriesPathwayInternationalPty   LimitedPerrigoCompanyPharmatokaSASPharmavite,LLCPolyphenolics,Divisionof   ConstellationBrands,Inc.PureEncapsulationsRainbowLightNutritional   SystemsRosenbushandZimmermanFamily   FundRFIIngredients,LLCSabinsaCorporationSchwabeNorthAmericaShakleeCorpStandardProcess,Inc.ThorneResearch,Inc.TraditionalMedicinals,Inc.TriarcoIndustries,Inc.UnigenUnivera,Inc.ValensaInternationalV.D.F.FutureCeuticalsVerdureSciencesVitaminShoppeWeilLifestyle,LLCWholeFoodsMarketZMC-USATradeAssociationsAustralianSelfMedication   IndustryAustralianTeaTreeIndustry   Association(Australia)ComplementaryMedicinesAustralia   (Australia)ConsumerHealthcareProducts   Association(US)CouncilforResponsibleNutrition   (US)InternationalAllianceof   Dietary/FoodSupplement  Associations(IADSA)NaturalProductsAssociation   (US)UnitedNaturalProductsAlliance   (US)Nonprofit/ProfessionalAssociationsAmericanAssociationof    NaturopathicPhysiciansAmericanSociety of   PharmacognosyCouncilofCollegesof   Acupuncture andOriental   MedicinePersonalizedLifestyleMedicine   InstituteSociety forMedicinalPlant   andNaturalProductResearch   -GA Colleges/UniversitiesBastyrUniversityBoucherInstitute for  Naturopathic MedicineNationalCollegeofNatural  MedicineSouthwestCollegeof   Naturopathic MedicineUniversityofBridgeportCollege     of NaturopathicMedicineThird-PartyAnalyticalLaboratoriesAlkemistLabsAuthenTechnologiesLLCBentCreekInstituteBritishColumbiaInstituteof   TechnologyChromaDexCovanceLaboratoriesEurofinsScientificInc.FloraResearchLabsNSFInternationalSpectrixLabsTampaBayAnalyticalMediaDeliciousLivingEngredeaFunctionalIngredientsHolisticPrimaryCareInformaExhibitionsUSIntegratorBlogMediaRelations,Inc.ModernHealthcarePractitionerNaturalFoodsMerchandiserNaturalProductsINSIDERNewHope360.comNutraceuticalsWorldNutraingredientsUSA.comNutritionBusinessJournalNutritionIndustryExecutiveNutritionalOutlookVitaminRetailerWholeFoodsMagazineLawFirms&RegulatoryConsultantsAminTalati&Upadhye,LLCGreenbergTraurig,LLP(James   Prochnow)LawOfficeofHollyBayne,P.C.RobertForbes&AssociatesContractResearchOrganizationsKGKSynergizeMedicusResearchResearchInstitutesKoreanGinsengResearch  InstituteShanghaiResearchCenterfor  TCMModernization/Shanghai  InstituteofMateriaMedicaof  theChineseAcademyof  Sciences
*Byacknowledgingthegeneroussupportofthesecompaniesandorganizations,ABC,AHP,andNCNPRarenotendorsinganyingredientsorproductsthatmaybeproducedormarketedbythem.