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Council for Responsible Nutrition

Supplement OWL ‘raises the bar’ for category

WASHINGTON — The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) — a dietary supplement product registry developed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and launched in spring 2017 — is an industrywide self-regulatory initiative that aims to create a more complete picture of the dietary supplement market for regulators, retailers and the industry. The registry is

CRN creates Supplement OWL advisory board

CRN creates Supplement OWL advisory board

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has formed an advisory board for the Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) dietary supplement product registry. CRN said eight members have been appointed to the Supplement OWL Advisory Board, including representatives from dietary supplement companies and other industry stakeholders, as well as with two technical advisers. Serving

CRN Supplement OWL registry launches

CRN Supplement OWL registry launches

WASHINGTON — A year after being announced, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) has gone live. CRN said Thursday that the Supplement OWL online product registry for vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements is now widely accessible for examination. All companies can test-drive the registry, and retailers can start using to

CHPA urges participation in supplement registry

CHPA urges participation in supplement registry

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) has called on members that market dietary supplements to submit product labels to the Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) developed by Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and independent safety science firm UL. CRN said the announcement follows talks between CHPA and its Dietary Supplements Committee, which reviewed

Dietary supplement registry edges closer to launch

Dietary supplement registry edges closer to launch

WASHINGTON – The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL), being developed by Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and independent safety science firm UL, has begun accepting product labels from dietary supplement manufacturers and marketers. CRN said Tuesday that with the move, the Supplement OWL is entering its second phase of beta-testing. The registry was announced in

CRN, UL partner on dietary supplement registry

CRN, UL partner on dietary supplement registry

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has retained global independent safety science firm UL to develop and administer a dietary supplement product registry. The online product registry will include full label information for dietary supplements and be accessible via the web. CRN said Tuesday that the registry “will help create a fuller picture

Supplements — good for health, good for economy

Supplements — good for health, good for economy

How much is a dietary supplement worth to you? Your daily multivitamin, fish oil capsule or protein powder may fill in your nutrition gaps, protect your cardiovascular system or promote muscle growth after a workout, but can you really put a price on their value? That’s a question that has challenged the industry, so the

FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

FDA creates Office of Dietary Supplement Programs

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has established the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), raising the program from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling and Dietary Supplements. The FDA said Monday that it’s also in the process of identifying permanent leadership for ODSP. Meanwhile, Bob Durkin will

USP rolls out GMP audit program for dietary supplements

USP rolls out GMP audit program for dietary supplements

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is expanding its verification services to include a new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) audit program for dietary supplement and dietary ingredient manufacturers. USP said Monday that the program will help ensure that manufacturers have good quality systems and mitigate regulatory risks by readying manufacturers for Food and

Americans like their vitamins

Americans like their vitamins

Not only do more than two-thirds of Americans take vitamins and dietary supplements, but the vast majority also trusts in them, according to research by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The 2015 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, found that 68% of the more than 2,000 U.S. adults polled

State AGs eye wider probe of herbal supplements

State AGs eye wider probe of herbal supplements

NEW YORK — In the wake of an investigation begun by New York, the attorneys general of 14 states and territories have called on Congress to launch an inquiry into the herbal supplements industry. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Thursday said the bipartisan group of state attorneys

More states join New York’s herbal supplement probe

More states join New York’s herbal supplement probe

NEW YORK — An investigation of the herbal supplements industry by New York’s attorney general has now expanded into a multistate probe. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday announced the formation of a coalition of state attorneys general from Connecticut, Indiana and Puerto Rico to further investigate the herbal supplement industry business practices.

Four chains face questions about PL supplements

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has ordered four retail chains to halt sales of store-brand herbal supplements after tests showed that the products typically don’t contain the ingredients advertised and in many cases were contaminated with unlisted ingredients. “This investigation makes one thing abundantly clear: The old adage ‘buyer beware’ may

New York attorney general claims chains are selling mislabeled store-brand supplements

NEW YORK — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has asked Walgreens, Walmart, Target and GNC to stop selling certain store-brand herbal supplements because DNA testing revealed discrepancies with ingredients listed on their labels. Schneiderman said Tuesday that he has sent cease-and-desist letters to the four retailers to halt sales of the supplements —