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CRN Announces Key Speakers for 'The Conference,' Industry-wide Symposium for the Dietary Supplement and Functional Food Industry—Journalistic Icon Bob Woodward and other experts in their fields to address industry executives

Washington D.C., September 5, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced several keynote speakers for its upcoming event, The Conference, taking place Oct. 18–21 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona, just outside Tucson.

CRN Urges Caution When Interpreting New Study on B Vitamins

Washington, D.C., August 22, 2017In response to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, “Long-term Supplemental One-carbon Metabolism Related Vitamin B Use in Relation to Lung Cancer Risk in the VITamins And Lifestyle (VITAL) cohort,” published online today, 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-I 2017 Symposium to Take Place 2 December in Berlin in Conjunction with Codex CCNFSDU Meeting

Manno, Switzerland, 3 August 2017—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 Saturday, 2 December, at the Park Inn by Radisson (Alexanderplatz Berlin, Germany), just prior to the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting. 

Rep. Mia Love Takes on New Leadership Role as Co-chair of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus—Leading supplement trade associations applaud Rep. Love’s new DSC position

Washington, D.C., August 1, 2017—Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, has taken on a new leadership role as a co-chair of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC). Love replaces Rep. Jason Chaffetz, formerly a DSC co-chair, who retired from the House of Representatives this summer.RepMiaLove.png

CRN Urges Caution in Interpreting New Study Results, Citing Lack of Context about Exposures and Misunderstanding of Supplement Regulation

Washington, D.C., July 24, 2017In response to a study from the Journal of Medical Toxicology, “An Increase in Dietary Supplement Exposures Reported to US Poison Control Centers,” published online on Monday, July 24, 2017, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN:

Eleven Companies Join CRN's Membership Roster

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced the addition of eleven new companies to the association’s membership roster. These companies include: Voting Members— Before Brands, Inc.; Biova, LLC; Life Line Foods; Natrol, LLC; Nutrawise; Pharma Tech Industries; Shanghai Freemen; Trident Brands; and Associate Members— Michael Schaeffer, LLC; Natural Partners, Inc.; and SRQ-Bio, LLC.

The new member companies are:

Voting Members

CRN to Explore Adding Medical Food to its Mission

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2017— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced it is exploring adding representation for companies in the medical food industry to its mission, following a unanimous vote by the CRN Board of Directors at its June Board meeting to launch an examination of this burgeoning sector of the nutrition category.

CRN Commends AHPA for Proactive Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2017 – The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement regarding the release of the American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA) guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material:

Statement from Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN: