CRN Rings in the New Year with Eight New Member Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2013—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, is pleased to announce the addition of eight new members: Voting Members—Church & Dwight Co., Inc., headquartered in Princeton, N.J.; and P.J. Noyes Company, Inc., headquartered in Lancaster, N.H.; Associate Members—AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc., headquartered in Puyallup, Wash.; Bell Advisory Services, headquartered in New Bedford, Mass.; Biofortis Inc., headquartered in Addison, Ill.; Creative Flavor Concepts, headquartered in Irvine, Calif.; and Nutrasource Diagnostics, Inc., headquartered in Ontario, Canada; and International Member—Blackmores Ltd., headquartered in Warriewood, Australia.

Church & Dwight manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products under the ARM&HAMMER brand name and other well-known trademarks.  In 2012, Church & Dwight acquired Avid Health, Inc., the manufacturer of gummy vitamins sold under the L’il Critters and Vitafusion brands.

P.J. Noyes Company is a state-of-the-art contract manufacturer and packager of high quality dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and more. The company, which has been operating for more than 140 years, produces products in the forms of tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, lotions and ointments.  

AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc., was founded in 1978 and is a full-service natural products and functional foods consulting company specializing in scientific research, FDA regulatory compliance, comprehensive toxicological safety assessments, product development, GRAS self-determinations, NDI notifications, and academic journal publications. AIBMR's core staff is comprised of an experienced team of Naturopathic Physicians (ND) and PhD research scientists.

Bell Advisory Services is a consultancy that specializes in business development for leading firms in the food and nutrition industries. The firm has extensive expertise in the development of scientific testing protocols, distribution channels, branding and consumer awareness of high-performance natural products.

Biofortis is a global contract research organization that provides expert nutrition services to research and development professionals, including clinical trial services, literature reviews, as well as bioanalytical and sensory/consumer testing.  The firm, which has a presence in Europe, the U.S., China and Brazil, aims to advance the science of chronic disease prevention by designing and conducting clinical trials.

Creative Flavor Concepts is an expert in product development, product commercialization and flavor creation for beverages, nutritional supplements and functional foods.  The firm’s approach to product development and R&D is designed to move the product from concept to completion in the shortest time possible. 

Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. (NDI) is a contract research organization and consulting firm that specializes in regulatory affairs, clinical trials, product analytics and development of novel cardiovascular diagnostics. The firm, which is the developer and exclusive provider of the International Fish Oil Standards Program (IFOS) and the International Krill Oil Standards Program (IKOS), is also developing testing programs for plant-based oils, algae oils, muscle and fitness products and botanicals.  NDI assists food, beverage, dietary supplement and pharma companies in concept to claim project management. 

Blackmores, the leading natural health brand in Australia, develops and markets health products including vitamins, herbal and mineral nutritional supplements. The firm has operations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Blackmores is recognized as the most trusted vitamin brand in Australia, Malaysia and Thailand.

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

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