News Release

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Give Pregnant Women Important Health Advantages

Washington, D.C., March 21, 2017In response to a research letter, “Seven-year Follow-up of Children Born to Women in a Randomized Trial of Prenatal DHA Supplementation,” published online today in JAMA, 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 and INSIDER Continue Webinar Series Through 2017—Popular Webinars Offer Expert Advice for the Industry

Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017—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, today announced the continued collaboration on their industry-wide webinar series through 2017.

CRN Addresses Audience of Attorneys General, Emphasizes Importance of Regulation Enforcement and Commitment to Complementary Self-Regulation

Washington, D.C., March 20, 2017—“Responsible industry supports the full enforcement of regulations governing dietary supplements and is investing in meaningful self-regulatory programs to complement those regulations,” emphasized the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN) Duffy MacKay, N.D., in a presentation to 15 attorneys general (AGs) and their staff at the Conference of Western Attorneys General 2017 Chair’s Initiative, held March 14–16 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his presentation, Dr.

American Heart Association Science Advisory Reaffirms Value and Safety of Fish Oil for Heart Health

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2017In response to a science advisory from the American Heart Association, “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (Fish Oil) Supplementation and the Prevention of Clinical Cardiovascular Disease,” published online yesterday in Circulation, 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 and regulatory affairs, CRN: 

Nutrition Expert Addresses Nutrient Deficiencies in Americans at Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2017—Last week at the Dietary Supplement Caucus luncheon briefing, “Nutrient Deficiencies: Bridging the Gap,” Michael McBurney, PhD, FACN, vice president, science, communications and advocacy of DSM Nutritional Products and one of the world’s leading nutrition authorities, addressed a crowd of over 50 congressional staffers and guests on the prevalence of nutrient deficiencies in the United States (U.S.).

CRN Applauds Senator Hatch and Representative Paulsen for Introduction of Health Savings Act of 2017

Washington, D.C., February 17, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, welcomes the introduction of Health Savings Act of 2017, S. 403 in the Senate and H.R. 1175 in the House, which would allow dietary supplements to be considered deductible medical expenses under Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

Published Conference Report on Bioactive Nutrients Highlights Safety Data, Need for Dietary Guidance Framework—Analysis of tolerable upper intake levels adds to body of scientific literature

Washington, D.C., February 16, 2017— The increasing interest in the roles that certain bioactive compounds can play in health and wellness warrants exploration of establishing recommended intakes or dietary guidance for selected bioactive nutrients, according to a conference report published in the March issue of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, “Bioactive nutrients—Time for tolerable upper intake levels to address safety.” 1

CRN Announces New Chairman, 2017 Board of Directors—Chairman Names Officers and Committee Chairs

Washington, D.C., January 31, 2017 —The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is pleased to announce that Jim Hyde, vice president and general manager at Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma, has been elected chair of the association’s Board of Directors. He has served on CRN’s Executive Committee for the last five years. Mr. Hyde will hold the chairman position through 2018, succeeding Harvey Kamil, vice chairman of The Nature’s Bounty Company. Mr.

CRN and IPA Release Best Practice Guidelines for Probiotics

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the International Probiotics Association (IPA), an international membership organization of probiotic companies, today announce the development of scientifically-based best practices guidelines for the labeling, storing, and stability testing of dietary supplements and functional foods containing probiotics.