AHPA Releases Organoleptic Analysis Guidance for Herbs

April 11, 2013

The guide can be purchased on AHPA’s website for $249 for non-AHPA members. It is free for AHPA members.

A new guidance document from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA; Silver Spring, MD) was written to assist companies using organoleptic analysis to identify botanical ingredients. The guide can be purchased on AHPA’s website for $249 for non-AHPA members. It is free for AHPA members.

The association describes organoleptic analysis as “a process of developing familiarity with herbal articles of commerce by creating and using descriptions of sensory experience that can be employed for identification of new lots of the same materials.” The 37-page document covers appearance, fracture, texture, aroma, taste, and mouth feel.