News Release

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.

Vitamin D and Calcium Recommendations for Clinicians Need to Be Custom-Fit for Patients

Washington, D.C., April 17, 2018—In response to two new recommendations, “Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Adults” and “Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults,” issued today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

CRN Applauds FDA for Taking Action to Protect Consumers from Highly Concentrated Caffeine

Washington, D.C., April 13, 2018—In response to a new guidance, “Highly Concentrated Caffeine in Dietary Supplements; Guidance for Industry; Availability,” issued today by the Food and Drug Administration, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

FDA’s Increased Intelligence of Tainted Products is Commendable, But Only if It Leads to Enforcement Action

Washington, D.C., March 27, 2018In response to an announcement, “FDA is Using Innovative Methods to Prevent Illegal Products with Hidden Drug Ingredients from Entering the United States,” published online by the Food & Drug Administration, 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:

CRN and GOED File Joint Amicus Brief Calling for Dismissal of Amarin Pharma Complaint

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, has submitted an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressing the appeal made by Amarin Pharma Inc. and Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. regarding the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) decision to decline an investigation into concentrated EPA omega-3 fish oil supplements.

Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Gives Congress a Closer Look at Sports Nutrition Supplements

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2018—“Dietary supplements support the foundations of optimal fitness,” said Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and director of research, Center for Integrative Medicine, at the 32nd Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus briefing, held last week on Capitol Hill. Speaking before an audience of nearly 100 Congressional staffers and guests, Dr.