WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2017—Following the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) decision that it will not pursue an investigation requested by Amarin Pharma, Inc. and Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. concerning concentrated EPA omega-3 fish oil supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today issued the following statement:
Statement from Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN:
“CRN extends its appreciation to ITC for its decision to reject a complaint filed by Amarin Pharma, Inc. and Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. against omega-3 companies. In doing so, ITC recognizes that, under the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, FDA has exclusive authority to make the determination requested by Amarin—and, for that, we are grateful. This decision is a victory not only for legitimate manufacturers that sell legal fish oil supplements, but for consumers depending on accessible, affordable products that benefit their health and well-being.
We graciously acknowledge those who worked parallel to CRN in advising ITC toward this crucial decision. Individual companies, industry trade associations, and bipartisan voices from Capitol Hill maintained a strong, united presence on the front lines of opposition efforts, and we are pleased to see the proper jurisdiction of FDA respected and maintained.”
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 www.crnusa.org. Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.