AHPA Supports FDA’s Recall of Tainted Dietary Supplements

January 9, 2009

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA; Silver Spring, MD) supported the FDA’s efforts to recall products marketed as dietary supplements that contained undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients, AHPA said on January 9.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA; Silver Spring, MD) supported the FDA’s efforts to recall products marketed as dietary supplements that contained undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients, AHPA said on January 9.

“We applaud this good work by FDA,” said AHPA president, Michael McGuffin. “AHPA’s mission to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products can only be accomplished when FDA and other government agencies actively enforce the law against outliers.”

Under the Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act (FDCA), products marketed as dietary supplements that contain pharmaceutical ingredients not specified on the label are illegal, and must be removed from the marketplace.