AUSTIN, Texas, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces that it has reached the milestone of having more than 100 underwriters and endorsers. They include some of the biggest names in the botanical and dietary supplement community, including botanical dietary ingredient suppliers, supplement manufacturers, trade and professional associations, colleges and universities, analytical laboratories, contract research organizations, media companies, and law firms.
Three leading nonprofit organizations – the American Botanical Council (ABC), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), and the University of Mississippi's National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) – initiated this ongoing program in 2011 to educate members of the herbal and dietary supplement industry and numerous other stakeholders in the herb, dietary supplement, and natural medicine arenas about ingredient and product authenticity and adulteration.
"We are deeply gratified by the huge outpouring of support that we have received on this vitally needed educational program," said Mark Blumenthal , founder and executive director of ABC, and Program manager. "Wherever we have gone to solicit financial, technical, and other types of support, we have almost always received a positive response. This reflects the high level of concern that many responsible elements in the herb and natural health community – including, but not limited to, the herb and dietary supplement industry – have about the quality and reliability of herbal supplements, teas, etc. Even though it's apparent that there are many authentic, high-quality, reliable ingredients and products, the fact remains that there are identity and quali
|SOURCE American Botanical Council|
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