SILVER SPRING, MD January 9, 2009 – 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.

“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.”

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. 

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