News Release

CRN Executives Elected to Leadership Positions at Prominent Industry Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announces two senior staff members recently have been elected to leadership positions at two international industry organizations with global reach.

Benefits of Omega-3s for Heart Health Improperly Discounted in Latest Review, says CRN

Washington, D.C., July 20, 2018In response to a review, “Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease,” published July 18 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN: 

CRN Hires Communications Executive Brian Wommack to Lead Communications Department

Wommack.jpgWashington, D.C., Tuesday, July 24, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced veteran communications strategist Brian Wommack has joined the association as the Senior Vice President of Communications, reporting to CRN President & CEO Steve Mister.

New Review Challenges Inadequate Reporting, Not Probiotic, Prebiotic, and Synbiotic Safety

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2018—In response to a review, “Harms Reporting in Randomized Controlled Trials of Interventions Aimed at Modifying Microbiota,” published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN: 

Multivitamins Fill Nutrient Gaps, Are Not Intended to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018In response to a new meta-analysis, “Association of Multivitamin and Mineral Supplementation and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease,” published online July 10 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN: 

CRN Voluntary Guidelines Reinforce Industry Commitment to Consumer Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2018 –The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announces two developments to its collection of proactive, science-based voluntary guidelines and best practices: new recommended guidelines for products containing SARMs and updates to its

CRN Applauds Passage of Farm Bill in U.S. House—Legislation’s inclusion of SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act as an amendment grants SNAP recipients the power of choice

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2018 – In response to the passage of HR 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (also known as the Farm Bill), 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: 

Hidden Hunger Strikes Core of Health and Vitality

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2018—Micronutrient deficiencies affect more than one in four people in the United States, a sobering statistic shared with the 130-person audience at last week’s Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC) luncheon briefing on hidden hunger. The briefing, held on June 13, was led by Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and senior scientist, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

CRN Announces Top Business Strategy Expert Rita McGrath Will Speak at ‘The Conference’

Dietary supplement industry event takes place Oct. 16–19  at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that globally-recognized management thinker Rita McGrath will speak at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry. Ms.

Registration Now Open for ‘The Conference’ and ‘The Workshop’—CRN’s premier industry-wide events to take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Oct. 16–19

Washington, D.C., June 12,  2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that registration is open for its annual industry-wide educational and networking events—The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, taking place Oct. 16, and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 16, through Friday, Oct.