CRN Regulatory Experts Author Educational Brief on Dietary Supplement Industry Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2013—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, today announced the release of a new book in the series Springer Briefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition on dietary supplement regulation, published by Springer and authored by CRN’s scientific and regulatory staff. Titled “Dietary Supplement Regulation in the United States,” this brief reviews the various statutes and regulations that oversee the dietary supplement industry, including regulations on dietary ingredients, manufacturing standards, safety, labeling and claims, and more, which advance the safe and consistent development, manufacturing and marketing of dietary supplements, while preserving continued consumer access to these beneficial products.

The scientific publisher Springer worked with CRN to compile this comprehensive primer, which can be used as an educational tool for dietary supplement companies, universities and law schools, and as a reference guide for journalists and regulatory professionals. 

“Springer is pleased to work with CRN on this project and values its strong reputation for regulatory expertise, both from a theoretical and practical standpoint,” said Susan Safren, senior editor, Springer. “It made sense for CRN to share its knowledge about dietary supplements through this brief. It will give readers a concise yet thorough understanding of the legal requirements for these products.” 

According to Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN, “Springer is known for providing scientific and professional communities with relevant, high-quality information on specialized topics.  CRN is known for our staff’s depth of knowledge in the area of dietary supplement regulation. We are honored that Springer chose to collaborate with us in publishing this brief.”  

The brief was authored by CRN’s Duffy MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs; Rend Al-Mondhiry, Esq., regulatory counsel; Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and international affairs; Haiuyen Nguyen, associate director, scientific and regulatory affairs; and Taylor Wallace, Ph.D., CRN’s former senior director, scientific and regulatory affairs. 

“Dietary Supplement Regulation in the United States” is available for purchase at

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