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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

CRN announces new members, board additions

CRN announces new members, board additions

WASHINGTON —The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is pleased to announce the addition of 17 new companies to its membership rolls, along with the election of five executives to its Board of Directors, all effective January 25, 2022. The newly elected and re-elected board members are Mike Finamore of Gemini Pharmaceuticals (2nd term); James Hyde of

2020 CRN symposium paper published

2020 CRN symposium paper published

WASHINGTON— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced that CRN’s 2020 “Science in Session” proceedings manuscript was published on May 28 in the journal, Nutrients. The paper, “Beyond Nutrient Deficiency – Opportunities to Improve Nutritional Status and Promote Health Modernizing DRIs and Supplementation

CRN names Johnson new chair of the Retailer Relations Forum

CRN names Johnson new chair of the Retailer Relations Forum

WASHINGTON— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is pleased to announce that Todd Johnson, senior director of Field Sales at i-Health, a subsidiary of DSM, is the new chair of CRN’s Retailer Relations Forum (RRF). Succeeding Tom Mondragon, now CEO of Welly, Johnson

CRN launches WellComms Conference

CRN launches WellComms Conference

WASHINGTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today announced the launch of WellComms, the conference for marketing and communications professionals in wellness industries. WellComms will feature top subject matter experts, increase attendees’ practical knowledge, and provide opportunities to deepen interpersonal connections with industry decision-makers. “CRN has its finger on the pulse of the wellness industry’s needs,”

CRN launches new ‘Supplement OWL’ website

CRN launches new ‘Supplement OWL’ website

WASHINGTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced Thursday the launch of a new Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) website to further increase industry transparency. The updated design prioritizes user experience, welcomes a broader registry audience and enables easier industry participation in the voluntary product listing. The Supplement OWL website now provides clear navigation for each

CRN applauds recent House resolution recognizing Vitamin D for decreasing the severity of COVID-19

CRN applauds recent House resolution recognizing Vitamin D for decreasing the severity of COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, applauds U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) for introducing a House Resolution (H. Res. 116) that recognizes the potential role vitamin D may play in decreasing the severity of COVID-19. The resolution calls on the Centers

CRN commends director of ODSP, Steven Tave, for commitment to public health

CRN commends director of ODSP, Steven Tave, for commitment to public health

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has issued the following response regarding today’s news that Steven Tave is leaving his position as director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP) and Dr. Cara Welch is stepping into the role of acting director. Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN issued the following statement:

CRN applauds support of dietary supplement use in ‘2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’

CRN applauds support of dietary supplement use in ‘2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)—the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry—applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for supporting dietary supplement use in the “2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” released today. The Dietary Guidelines recognize supplements help

CRN names Kendall Ridley senior director of communications

CRN names Kendall Ridley senior director of communications

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced on Monday its hire of strategic communications professional Kendall Ridley as senior director of communications. Reporting to senior vice president, communications, Brian Wommack, Ridley’s key responsibilities will be to spearhead the association’s strategic communications

CRN rolls out new program to educate retailers about probiotics

CRN rolls out new program to educate retailers about probiotics

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)  announced on Thursday an upcoming education initiative to inform retailers about the intricacies of probiotic products, with the goal to aid them in assuring only high quality probiotics make it to their shelves. A “Retail Buyer’s Guide to Probiotics” will feature prominently in the campaign, providing educational

2020 CRN survey reveals focus on vitamins and minerals

2020 CRN survey reveals focus on vitamins and minerals

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry,  issued on Tuesday results of the 2020 CRN Consumer Survey revealing that for the fourth year in a row, nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements. Though this year’s percentage, 73%, does indicate a

CRN to present annual events virtually, October 13–16

CRN to present annual events virtually, October 13–16

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)  will hold its annual flagship events virtually in 2020. The traditional science-focused day-long symposium, “The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science,” is transforming to span two half-days, renamed as “Science In Session,” taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Wednesday, Oct. 14. “The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for

New dietary guidelines report recognizes role of dietary supplements during pregnancy

New dietary guidelines report recognizes role of dietary supplements during pregnancy

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) release of the Scientific Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which informs the Departments’ development of the 2020-2025

CRN files citizen petition calling on FDA to regulate CBD as a legal dietary supplement

CRN files citizen petition calling on FDA to regulate CBD as a legal dietary supplement

WASHINGTON  — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) yesterday submitted a Citizen’s Petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requesting that the agency establish a regulatory pathway to legally market dietary supplements containing hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). CRN’s petition once again formally calls on FDA to take action, and to exercise the statutory discretion provided

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