Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

CRN lowers membership dues for many firms

CRN lowers membership dues for many firms

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s new membership dues plan for 2022 will make membership more affordable for many companies in the dietary supplement and functional food industry, the trade group said on Tuesday. The new plan addresses continued industry consolidation and provides a more equitable rate structure, CRN says, allowing the trade association

CRN launches educational website on vitamin D and COVID

CRN launches educational website on vitamin D and COVID

WASHINGTON — The CRN Foundation today announced the launch of Vitamin D & Me!, a consumer education website on vitamin D and COVID-19. Vitamin D & Me! shares research, expert video interviews, news, and education in a user-friendly format and focuses on U.S. consumers ages 55+. “Most people don’t have time to keep up with

CRN, ACI announce co-chairs, agenda preview for forum on dietary supplements

CRN, ACI announce co-chairs, agenda preview for forum on dietary supplements

WASHINGTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced co-chairs and a preview of the agenda for the 9th annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements. Co-chairs include Steve Mister, CRN president and CEO; Scott Bass, partner and head, global life sciences, Sidley Austin LLP; Christine Burdick-Bell, executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Pharmavite LLC;

New analysis mischaracterizes sports nutrition and weight management supplements

New analysis mischaracterizes sports nutrition and weight management supplements

WASHINGTON — In response to a report published today in an online issue of Clinical Toxicology, “Nine prohibited stimulants found in sports and weight loss supplements,” the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement: Statement by Steve Mister, president & CEO,

CRN dismisses new JAMA study on effects of vitamin C and zinc on COVID-19

CRN dismisses new JAMA study on effects of vitamin C and zinc on COVID-19

WASHINGTON – In response to a new study published February 12th online in JAMA Open Network, entitled “Effect of High-Dose Zinc and Ascorbic Acid Supplementation vs Usual Care on Symptom Length and Reduction Among Ambulatory Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Infection,” and an accompanying commentary “Supplements for the Treatment of Mild COVID-19—Challenging Health Beliefs With Science From A to

CRN applauds FTC announcement against illegal CBD products

CRN applauds FTC announcement against illegal CBD products

WASHINGTON – In response to an announcement issued today by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding deceptive marketing of CBD products, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement: Statement by Steve Mister, President & CEO, CRN: “CRN commends the FTC

Unfounded conclusions of new multivitamin study provide disservice to the public

Unfounded conclusions of new multivitamin study provide disservice to the public

WASHINGTON — In response to a new study, “Self-reported health without clinically measurable benefits among adult users of multivitamin and multimineral supplements: a cross-sectional study,” published online, November 9 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the

Dietary supplement usage up dramatically during pandemic

Dietary supplement usage up dramatically during pandemic

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued on Thursday results of a COVID-19- focused consumer surveythat reported more than two in five (43%) of dietary supplement users have changed their supplement routines since the start of the pandemic. Among those who

CRN’s virtual ‘supplement advocacy send-in’ sets the bar for effective advocacy during pandemic

CRN’s virtual ‘supplement advocacy send-in’ sets the bar for effective advocacy during pandemic

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, this year shifted the association’s annual Day on the Hill federal advocacy event to an online drive in light of COVID-19. The inaugural “Supplement Advocacy Send-In” encouraged CRN member companies to contact their congressional representatives

‘60 Minutes’ segment recognizes safety of probiotics but wrongly dismisses their benefits

‘60 Minutes’ segment recognizes safety of probiotics  but wrongly dismisses their benefits

WASHINGTON — In response to a ‘60 Minutes’ segment on probiotics released June 28, 2020 titled, “Do Probiotics Actually Do Anything?” the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement: Statement by Andrea Wong, senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN:

New probiotic clinical practice guidelines focused on disease treatment

New probiotic clinical practice guidelines focused on disease treatment

WASHINGTON — In response to clinical practice guidelines released June 9 by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), published in Gastroenterology, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following by Andrea Wong, senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN: “Probiotics are essential

CRN commends new ANAB Pilot Accreditation Program

CRN commends new ANAB Pilot Accreditation Program

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, applauds the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as it launches a new pilot accreditation program under the Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) certification scheme, which incorporates the NSF/ANSI 455-2-2018 standard, Good Manufacturing Practices for

CRN welcomes two new hires in 2020, promotes several staff

CRN welcomes two new hires in 2020, promotes several staff

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced Thursday that Luke Huber and Amanda Darlington have joined the association as the vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs and the director, government relations, respectively. Huber, reporting to Andrea Wong, senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, will execute CRN’s scientific affairs and nutrition policy activities

CRN commends Supreme Court’s decision to deny Amarin’s final petition for appeal

CRN commends Supreme Court’s decision to deny Amarin’s final petition for appeal

WASHINGTON — In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Amarin Pharma v. International Trade Commission (ITC), issued December 6, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement. Statement by Megan Olsen, assistant general counsel, CRN: “CRN applauds the Supreme Court’s