Five New Companies Added to CRN’s Membership Roster

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2016—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today welcomed the addition of five new member companies to its membership roster. These companies include: Voting Members—ChromaDex, Mazza Innovation Ltd, New Avon LLC, Tishcon Corp.; and Associate Member—Smidt Labs, LLC. 

“Membership is the foundation of CRN, as our members give us the ability to make our voice stronger,” said Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN. “We welcome them enthusiastically.”
The new member companies are:

Voting Members

  • ChromaDex

ChromaDex is a sixteen-year-old company, known for its fast turnaround, reliable analytical testing services and extensive reference standards library. More recently, the company has developed strong competencies for discovering, researching and commercializing novel ingredient technology, including NIAGEN® brand Nicotinamide Riboside. ChromaDex serves the Dietary Supplement and Food and Beverage industries. Additionally, the company provides a wide range of regulatory consulting services via its Spherix consulting group.

  • Mazza Innovation, Ltd.

Mazza Innovation is a Canadian company which specializes in developing solvent-free, excipient-free and preservative-free ingredients using its proprietary high-pressure water extraction technology called the PhytoClean Method(TM). This process can be applied to extract a range of compounds for use in the nutrition and health, food and beverage, and beauty and personal care industries. Mazza works with partners to develop extracts as well as offering a line of in-house products.

  • New Avon LLC

New Avon is a leading social selling beauty company in North America with nearly 400,000 independent sales representatives across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, and over $1 billion in revenue during 2015. New Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products. For more than 130 years, the Avon brand has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for women.This includes proudly supporting the Avon Foundation for Women in its efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence.

  • Tishcon Corp.

Since 1977, Tishcon is a manufacturer of dietary supplements in soft-gelatin capsule, tablet and two-piece hard shell capsule dosage forms. Tishcon offers a full line of services, including packaging, labeling, in-house chemical and micro testing and new product development in its state-of-the-art facilities in New York and Maryland. 

Associate Member

  • Smidt Labs, LLC

Smidt Labs is a business consulting firm offering research and development services for the nutraceutical industry. Specializing in multivitamin/mineral and condition-specific supplements, the firm helps companies create and develop new product concepts. In addition, Smidt Labs assists with structuring corporate new product development processes and team organizations.

CRN’s complete list of member companies is available on the association’s website. For more information about becoming a CRN member, please contact Carl Hyland, senior director, membership development, at or 202-204-7674.

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food 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 and food 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 Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewell and on Facebook.