press release

CRN Applauds Senator Hatch and Representative Paulsen for Introduction of Health Savings Act of 2017

Washington, D.C., February 17, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, welcomes the introduction of Health Savings Act of 2017, S. 403 in the Senate and H.R. 1175 in the House, which would allow dietary supplements to be considered deductible medical expenses under Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

Published Conference Report on Bioactive Nutrients Highlights Safety Data, Need for Dietary Guidance Framework—Analysis of tolerable upper intake levels adds to body of scientific literature

Washington, D.C., February 16, 2017— The increasing interest in the roles that certain bioactive compounds can play in health and wellness warrants exploration of establishing recommended intakes or dietary guidance for selected bioactive nutrients, according to a conference report published in the March issue of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, “Bioactive nutrients—Time for tolerable upper intake levels to address safety.” 1

Thirteen New Companies Join CRN

Washington, D.C., February 7, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced thirteen new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members— Brassica Protection Products LLC; Cadena Bio Inc; doTERRA International; Earthrise Nutritionals; Hermes Pharma; NeoCell; Physician’s Seal, LLC; Probi USA, Inc.

60 Meetings, 60 Days —CRN Builds Relationships with Congressional Freshmen, Demonstrates Industry Leadership

Washington, D.C., February 6, 2017— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is well on its way to achieving its first quarter legislative goal of meeting with the 60 freshmen Congressional offices within 60 days.  

Dietary Supplement Industry Encouraged to Make 2017 ‘The Year of the OWL’—Supplement OWL Product Registry Builds Momentum with Industry-Wide Participation

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2017—The Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) is growing as more than 50 companies are already on board to help create a more complete picture of the marketplace. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, applauds these early adopters who responded to a November 2016 announcement.

CRN Promotes Three Staffers

Washington, D.C., January 25, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of three executives, effective immediately: Mike Greene has been promoted to senior vice president, government relations, from vice president; Nancy Weindruch to vice president, communications, from senior director, and Ingrid Lebert to senior director, government relations, from director. 

US Government Recommendation Is Clear: Folic Acid Supplements Are Needed for a Healthy Pregnancy

Washington, D.C., January 10, 2017In response to a recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, “Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects,” published online today in JAMA, 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 and IPA Release Best Practice Guidelines for Probiotics

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2017—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the International Probiotics Association (IPA), an international membership organization of probiotic companies, today announce the development of scientifically-based best practices guidelines for the labeling, storing, and stability testing of dietary supplements and functional foods containing probiotics.