News Release

New Data Reaffirm Trust and Confidence in Industry, Reveal Modern Trends and Habits of American Consumers — As consumer needs evolve, dietary supplement use remains strong

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2018 – The use of dietary supplements among U.S. adults increased ten percent over the past decade, confirms new data from the 2018 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. Commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, the survey found that 75 percent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements, as opposed to just 65 percent in 2009. Results of the 2018 survey also revealed emerging trends in both consumer behavior and product demand. 

Three Reminders for Consumers When Purchasing Dietary Supplements — A Public Service Announcement from the Council For Responsible Nutrition

Washington D.C., October 12, 2018 — In response to the article, “Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated with US Food and Drug Administration Warnings,” published today in JAMA, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, has three reminders for consumers:

New Draft Guidance for Probiotic Labeling Could Yield Inaccurate Product Labels

Washington, D.C., September 20, 2018—In response to the draft guidance “Policy Regarding Quantitative Labeling of Dietary Supplements Containing Live Microbials,” issued by FDA, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

CRN Commends FDA for Commitment to Public Health and Consumer Safety—Warning Letters Issued on Kratom

Washington, D.C., September 12, 2018 In response to a statement published September 11 by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb M.D., on new warning letters FDA is issuing to companies marketing kratom with unproven medical claims, 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, senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN: 

SIDI Work Group Releases Updated Protocol to Help Maintain Dietary Supplement Industry Supply Chain Integrity—Voluntary ingredient information exchange guidelines streamline supplier/manufacturer communications

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2018—The dietary supplement industry’s self-regulatory coalition, the SIDI Work Group, today released an updated version of the Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI TM) Protocol. Originally published in 2006, and previously updated in 2008, the newly-released SIDI Protocol provides a standardized format for dietary ingredient suppliers to communicate consistent regulatory and quality information on their ingredients and facilities to inquiring manufacturers.

Registration Now Open for the CRN-International 2018 Symposium—Global experts to meet in Berlin in conjunction with CCNFSDU meeting

Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I), the international arm of the U.S.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), today announced its annual scientific symposium will be held the afternoon of Sunday, November 25, at the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz, just prior to the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting. A reception will follow.

CRN Welcomes Eleven New Companies

Washington, D.C., August 15, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced eleven new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—DSE Healthcare Solutions, LLC (DSE); International Dehydrated Foods, Inc.

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: