January 16, 2008 — The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) efforts to recall and warn consumers about products marketed as dietary supplements that contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients.
FDA’s efforts align with AHPA’s mission to support the responsible commerce of dietary supplements.
Under the U.S. Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act (FDCA), products marketed as dietary supplements that contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients are illegal drugs and should be removed from the marketplace.
None of the products identified by FDA are marketed by members of AHPA or, to the best of AHPA’s knowledge, any other trade association in the dietary supplement industry.
Source: American Herbal Products Association, www.ahpa.org