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FDA announces qualified health claim for magnesium in response to CRN-supported petition

FDA announces qualified health claim for magnesium in response to CRN-supported petition

WASHINGTON — CRN applauds FDA’s announcement today to exercise enforcement discretion for qualified health claims regarding magnesium and reduced risk of high blood pressure. The announcement was in response to a petition sponsored by CRN and other organizations filed on behalf of the Center for Magnesium Education and Research LLC, and allows qualified health claims

CRN decries FDA’s stand on NAC

CRN decries FDA’s stand on NAC

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Wednesday expressed disappointment with the Food and Drug Administration’s response to its citizen petition about the status of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) as a legal dietary supplement. “CRN is extremely dissatisfied with today’s ‘tentative response’ from FDA to CRN’s June 1 citizen petition,” CRN president and CEO Steve Mister

CRN reveals initial data from 2021 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements

CRN reveals initial data from 2021 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today revealed initial findings from its 2021 Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. The survey’s key findings show vitamin D use significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic; that Hispanics are most likely to report a change

CRN applauds nomination of Robert Califf for FDA Commissioner

CRN applauds nomination of Robert Califf for FDA Commissioner

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, applauds today’s nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, for Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The following is a statement from CRN’s president and CEO, Steve Mister: “CRN congratulates Dr. Robert M. Califf

CRN responds to FDA rejecting CBD as a supplement ingredient

CRN responds to FDA rejecting CBD as a supplement ingredient

WASHINGTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today denounced FDA’s rejection of two new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications for full-spectrum hemp extract containing cannabidiol (CBD)—and urged Congress to act on pending legislative proposals that require the agency to address the lack of regulation of hemp-derived products. The following is a statement from CRN president & CEO

CRN and ASNF announce new joint initiative to advance nutrition education

CRN and ASNF announce new joint initiative to advance nutrition education

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced a new joint initiative with the American Society for Nutrition Foundation (ASNF) to provide study enrichment for upcoming nutrition professionals. CRN and ASNF’s Scholars Program (CASP) will provide five ASN student members with

CRN applauds New York State legislators on new bill

CRN applauds New York State legislators on new bill

WASHINGTON – The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is applauding legislators in New York for recognizing that Senate Bill 16-D and Assembly Bill 431-B would have negatively impacted consumers and the local economy. If enacted, the proposals would have restricted access to two broad categories of dietary supplements and functional food – sports nutrition and

CRN calls on congress to address the dietary ingredient clarification in the FD&C Act

CRN calls on congress to address the dietary ingredient clarification in the FD&C Act

WASHINGTON—Today, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced its support for revisions to the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) that address a clarification to the definition of a “dietary supplement.” The proposed modifications will clarify FDA’s authority over products masquerading

CRN announces promotions, new responsibilities for three key staffers

CRN announces promotions, new responsibilities for three key staffers

WASHINGTON— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today that Holly Vogtman was promoted to director, Communications; Rashidah Denton, to manager, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs; and Gretchen Powers’ role expanded to senior director, Marketing & Member Experience. “We believe in recognizing excellence and promoting

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

CRN announces complete slate of keynote speakers for virtual event

CRN announces complete slate of keynote speakers for virtual event

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced keynote speakers for its 2020 annual conference, reimagined as a unique virtual experience, “NOW, NEW, NEXT,” taking place October. 14–16. They are: On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Steven Tave, director of FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, will discuss the agency’s regulatory priorities. On Thursday, Oct. 15, Zachary Karabell,

Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations applaud bipartisan legislation to regulate hemp-derived CBD

Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations applaud bipartisan legislation to regulate hemp-derived CBD

WASHINGTON – The four leading dietary supplement industry associations applaud Representative Kurt Schrader (D, Ore.) and Representative Morgan Griffith (R,Va.), for introducing bipartisan legislation that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace. The Hemp and Hemp derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 directs the

New label requirements call for adherence and label literacy

New label requirements call for adherence and label literacy

WASHINGTON — Due to changes in the American diet and updates in nutrition science, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated new label requirements for foods and dietary supplements. The label changes, ranging from measuring folic acid in micrograms of dietary folate equivalents (DFEs) to including added sugar and its percentage of daily value,

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