News Release

CRN to Explore Adding Medical Food to its Mission

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2017— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced it is exploring adding representation for companies in the medical food industry to its mission, following a unanimous vote by the CRN Board of Directors at its June Board meeting to launch an examination of this burgeoning sector of the nutrition category.

CRN Commends AHPA for Proactive Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2017 – The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement regarding the release of the American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA) guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material:

Statement from Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN:

Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Features Celebrated US Soccer Player Christie Pearce, Focuses on Responsible Use of Supplements in Sport and Fitness

Washington, D.C., June 28, 2017—The 30th Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus luncheon briefing, held last week on June 21, featured celebrated U.S. soccer player Christie Pearce (formerly Rampone), who said dietary supplements saved her and her family’s lives. Speaking before an audience of 115 Congressional staffers and guests, Ms. Pearce shared personal stories and discussed the role dietary supplements have played in supporting peak athletic performance throughout her career, as well as the unique nutritional needs of her fellow players and family.

CRN Reflects on Positive Impacts of GMPs—10 Years Later: GMPs Protect Consumers and Level the Playing Field

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2017— This June marks the 10th anniversary of the issuance of the final rule for dietary supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), a critical component of the law (21 C.F.R. Part 111) that ensures identity, purity, quality, strength and composition of dietary supplements.

Registration Now Open for The Workshop and The Conference at Arizona’s Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain—Allison Levy of AdvoCare to Chair Annual Conference

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that registration is now open for its annual events, The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry. CRN will hold its industry-wide educational and networking events Oct. 18–21 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona (near Tucson).

CRN Responds to New GAO Report, Encourages Stronger Enforcement Action from FDA and FTC

Washington, D.C., June 16, 2017—In response to yesterday’s U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, “Memory Supplements: Clarifying FDA and FTC Roles Could Strengthen Oversight and Enhance Consumer Awareness,” the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN:

Creatine is Safe, Offers Wide Range of Benefits, New Published Review Concludes

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2017—Creatine supplementation is not only safe, but has been reported to have a number of benefits in populations ranging from infants to the elderly, according to a new white paper titled “Safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, sport, and medicine,” published today in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).1