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Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Shines Light on Nutritional Intakes of U.S. Adults

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2017—“The best way to improve dietary intake is diversification, fortification, and supplementation,” said Regan Bailey, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H, associate professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, at the 31st Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus briefing held last week on Capitol Hill. Speaking before an audience of more than 60 Congressional staffers and guests, Dr. Bailey discussed dietary supplement use and nutrient intakes in U.S.

CRN Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act—Legislation would provide multivitamin access, additional choice for SNAP recipients

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2017—In response to the introduction of HR 3841, the SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2017, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today issued the following statement: 

Statement from Mike Greene, senior vice president, government relations, CRN: 

CRN Decries Harm to Public Interest and Calls Out Significant Legal Deficiencies in Amarin Pharma Complaint against Omega-3 Companies—Asks ITC to Reject Investigation

Washington, D.C., September 14, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry, today strongly urged the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to reject a complaint filed by Amarin Pharma Inc. and Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. against 18 manufacturers of concentrated EPA omega-3 fish oil and companies that market concentrated EPA omega-3 dietary supplements.

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: