News Release

CRN Welcomes Eight New Companies

Washington, D.C., January 29, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced eight new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—AlgaTech (Algatechnologies) Ltd; Gemini Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Nutraceutical International Corporation; and Olly PBC; and Associate Members— Aptar Group, Inc.; Boston BioPharm, Inc.; Columbia West Capital; and Kaiviti Consulting.

The new member companies are:

CRN Shifts Dates for The Workshop and The Conference: Oct. 16–19—Premier Industry Events to Run Tuesday Through Friday

Washington, D.C., January 17, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that its annual events, The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California.

Senator Orrin Hatch Recognized for His Commitment to Dietary Supplement Consumers

Washington, D.C., January 2, 2018— Today the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) extends its immense gratitude to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for his dedication to our country and his enduring support of both the dietary supplement industry and, most importantly, the more than 170 million U.S. dietary supplement consumers. Sen. Hatch, who is the longest serving senator in U.S. history, announced that he will not be running for re-election to the Senate in 2018.

New Study Reinforces Importance of Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy

Washington, D.C., December 29, 2017—In response to a new study, “Association of Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy With the Risk of Autistic Traits in Children Exposed to Antiepileptic Drugs In Utero1,” published on December 26 in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Neurology, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

CRN Responds to New Meta-analysis in JAMA, Says Calcium, Vitamin D Important Nutrients for Older Adults

Washington, D.C., December 26, 2017—In response to a new meta-analysis, “Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults1,” published today in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), 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: 

Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20, 2017—The dietary supplement industry is aware of growing concerns regarding significant negative health impacts associated with opioid addiction and abuse. The leading trade associations of the dietary supplement industry support the responsible marketing and use of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, and other dietary supplements. We are unaware, however, of published scientific research that supports the use of any dietary supplement to treat opioid use disorder or to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms.

CRN Criticizes Overgeneralization of New Study in Annals of Internal Medicine

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2017In response to a new study, “Over-the-Counter Supplement Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia,” published online today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 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 Foundation Pledges Additional Funding to NAD Dietary Supplement Advertising Review Program Through 2020

Washington, D.C., December 6, 2017— The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF) today announced that it has committed an additional $735,000 over a three-year period to support the National Advertising Division (NAD) program dedicated to the review of dietary supplement advertisements to help ensure they are truthful and non-misleading.