News Release

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.

A Tax on Weight Loss Products Would Harm, Not Help

Washington, D.C., June 7, 2018—In response to a new study, “Could a Tax on Unhealthy Products Sold for Weight Loss Reduce Consumer Use? A Novel Estimation of Potential Taxation Effects,” published online earlier this week in Preventive Medicine, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

New Report Examines Optimal Nutrition in Ageing Populations

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2018—Amidst the pursuit to uncover the recipe for extending high quality of life as we age, “there are likely many well-conceived possible lifestyle options that can be modified to achieve improved health and optimize the lifespan,” concludes a new report titled “Healthy ageing: the natural consequences of good nutrition—a conference report,” published online May 24 in the European Journal of Nutrition.1

CRN Announces Agenda for ‘The Workshop’ 2018

Industry-wide scientific symposium to take place in tandem with ‘The Conference’ at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Oct. 16–19

Washington, D.C., June 5, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced the agenda for The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 16.

New Study Reveals Good News for B Vitamins, Folic Acid in Reducing Stroke Risk

Washington, D.C., May 30, 2018—In response to a new review, “Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals for CVD Prevention and Treatment,” published online earlier this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Six New Companies Join CRN

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced six new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—Matrixx Initiatives, Inc.; NattoPharma; SolMic Research GmbH; and Swisse Wellness; and Associate Members—Carter Regulatory Group; and M. Vicinanzo Consulting, LLC.

The new member companies are:

Voting Members

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. 

CRN Bids Farewell to Massachusetts Bill That Would Restrict Consumer Access to Safe, Legal Dietary Supplements

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2018 – The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today applauds the Massachusetts Legislature for pulling from the floor HB 1195, a bill that would ban the sale of weight-loss and muscle-building dietary supplements to minors and place an economic burden on Massachusetts’ retailers. The bill has been sent to a study by the Joint Committee on Public Health (JCPH), effectively ending any prospect for passage in this legislative session.

CRN Applauds Legislation to Increase Enforcement Against Illegal Products and Promote Consumer Safety

Washington, D.C., April 25, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today commended Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for the introduction of S. 2742, the SARMs Control Act of 2018, in the U.S. Senate.

The Supplement OWL Turns One—With one year under its wing, the industry-wide dietary supplement registry continues to soar

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2018— This month marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library), the dietary supplement product registry, giving the dietary supplement industry the opportunity to reflect on the power of unity and proactive self-regulation. Launched April 27, 2017, the Supplement OWL is an industry-wide, self-regulatory initiative designed to provide a robust and more complete picture of the marketplace for regulators, retailers, and industry stakeholders.