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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

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

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