CRN Grows, Adding Four New Members

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2013—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, today announced the addition of four new members: Voting Members—; and Parchem Nutrition Inc.; and Associate Members—Arnold & Porter LLP; and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. is an online retailer of dietary supplements, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev. DrVita offers thousands of natural products from hundreds of manufacturers including the DrVita brand, manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities, and packaged and stored in conditions of the highest standard. 

Parchem Nutrition Inc. is a leading global supplier of ingredients for the nutrition industry, headquartered in New Rochelle, N.Y. Parchem Nutrition serves the needs of the nutritional industry, offering a wide range of vitamins and amino acids, emollients, thickeners and stabilizers, emulsifiers, excipients and colorants. Parchem Nutrition provides high quality natural and synthetic materials with the leading certifications. 

Arnold & Porter LLP is an Am Law 100 firm focusing on the intersection of business, law, and public policy. With its roots in Washington, D.C., the firm has more than 800 lawyers across the U.S. and Europe, twenty of whom focus on food and drug law. The firm's San Francisco office, in particular, is known for its work advising and defending companies regarding California’s unique toxics and labeling law, Proposition 65, and California’s expansive consumer protection laws.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and five other cites, is known for its quality and commitment to clients, and for offering integrated, relationship-based services and capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. The firm has extensive experience helping dietary supplement, food, cosmetic and other companies of all sizes navigate Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration regulations, bringing and defending advertising challenges at the National Advertising Division, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program, and in court, and defending consumer class actions.  

For a complete list of CRN member companies, visit CRN’s website. For information on joining CRN, please contact Carl Hyland, director, membership development, at 202-204-7674

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 100+ dietary supplement manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers.  In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit and Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewell and on Facebook.