News Release

CRN Commends Senate Confirmation of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as New FDA Commissioner

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement regarding the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Scott Gottlieb, M.D., to the post of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner.

Statement from Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN:

CRN-I Conference Report Calls for Holistic Approach to Nutrition and Wellness

Manno, Switzerland, 5 May 2017—Nutrition recommendations and policy need to continue to evolve in parallel with advances in science and technology in order to provide solutions to contemporary public health challenges, concludes a new report titled “Optimal Nutrition and the Ever-Changing Dietary Landscape—A Conference Report,” published online May 5 in the European Journal of Nutrition.1

The Supplement OWL Takes Flight—Dietary Supplement Product Registry Now Live

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2017—One year after the project was formally announced, the Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) became a reality today as the online product registry is now live. Serving as a resource for regulators, retailers, and industry, the OWL is an industry-wide, self-regulatory initiative that will help create a rich and more complete picture of the marketplace, and can be accessed by anyone using the internet.

Natural Products Association Applauds Launch of Supplement OWL—Urges NPA members to explore how to get their dietary supplement labels in the online registry

Washington, D.C., April 20, 2017— The Natural Products Association (NPA) today offered its enthusiastic support for the Supplement OWL, the new online dietary supplement registry launching in April. In making the announcement, NPA encouraged its members to learn more about how to enter their dietary supplements in the Supplement OWL and to add their product labels to the growing collection of products represented in this online library of the dietary supplement industry.

Supplement OWL Webinar to Prepare Industry for Registry Launch—Registration Still Open for All Industry Stakeholders at No Cost

Washington, D.C., April 18, 2017—In anticipation of the Supplement OWL launch this month, nearly 200 dietary supplement industry executives have registered for a free webinar presented by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and Natural Products INSIDER, the leading media brand from Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network.

Upcoming Event: Leading Associations Representing the Dietary Supplement Industry Hosting Inaugural Event—FDA, industry experts will discuss key issues facing sector 

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2017– On May 10, 2017, the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplements industry will host an all-day Dietary Supplements Seminar in North Bethesda, Md., featuring U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials along with industry regulatory experts to discuss the key regulatory compliance issues facing the dietary supplements industry.

The Supplement OWL is Gaining Momentum

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2017—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is encouraging its member companies who market dietary supplements to submit their product labels to the Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library), a new dietary supplement product label registry set to launch in April. This announcement follows discussions between CHPA and its Dietary Supplements Committee, where the association and its committee members reviewed the rationale for the registry and the process by which labels would be submitted.

CRN Responds to New Analysis of Physicians’ Health Study II, Reminds Consumers to Manage Expectations for Role of Multivitamin

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2017In response to a new study, “Effect of Baseline Nutritional Status on Long-term Multivitamin Use and Cardiovascular Disease Risk, A Secondary Analysis of the Physicians’ Health Study II Randomized Clinical Trial,” published online today in JAMA Cardiology1, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement: