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CRN Announces New Dues StructureLower Dues Just Approved!

Rates and services tailored for distinct industry categories

Membership Kits:

For prospective Voting Members

For prospective Associate Members

For prospective International Members

  • International documents coming soon.
    For details, please contact
    Carl Hyland ( / 202-204-7674)

  • Branded Product Operations
    (includes retailers with their own brands)
  • Contract Manufacturing Operations
  • Ingredient Manufacturing/
    Formulation Operations
  • Ingredient Distributor/
    Representative Operations
  • International Members
  • Associate Members

These changes become effective in 2014; however, companies joining before the end of the year may take advantage of the new rate now.

Read more in CRN's July 17 press release.

For more information, contact:
Carl Hyland, Director, Membership Development
(202) 204-7674 /
Membership in the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) provides your company with the most comprehensive representation of your dietary supplement business. CRN has been serving the dietary supplement industry since 1973, bringing specialized expertise in support of the industry to scientific, legislative, regulatory and communications venues.

CRN is recognized as a strong voice for the industry, both proactively and responsively. Whether working with Members of Congress, communicating with FDA, providing perspective to the media, interacting with the scientific and healthcare communities, or addressing international issues, CRN is the trusted representative of the dietary supplement industry.

CRN members receive timely, valuable Intelligence on developing issues critical to the Industry and have the opportunity to shape the public policy that shapes their businesses. As you plan for your next budget cycle, be sure to plan on joining CRN.

Download detailed information/membership applications, right. See below for an overiew of membership categories.

CRN Membership Categories

Any company or person who manufactures a dietary ingredient or a dietary supplement—as defined in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA)—or who distributes a dietary supplement under its own brand shall be eligible for membership in CRN as a Voting Member. Under DSHEA, a dietary supplement is defined as "any product that contains one or more dietary ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other botanicals, amino acids or other ingredients used to supplement the diet."

Dues for Voting Members shall be calculated on the company's previous fiscal year's sales. "Sales" is defined as net sales in the U.S. during the past year resulting from the manufacture and/or distribution of dietary supplements or ingredients in dietary supplement products, including all dietary supplement product sales of the member company and its domestic affiliates, excluding intracompany sales. "Ingredients" includes not only "dietary ingredients" as defined in DSHEA, but also excipients, colors, flavorings, and other ingredients used in the manufacture of supplements. There are four categories of Voting Members—branded finished product manufacturers, contract manufacturers, ingredient manufacturers, and ingredient representatives/distributors. Calculation instructions for Voting Member Dues are on the membership application.

Any company or person who supplies services or other support to a company or person eligible for Voting Membership. Associate Members may apply to upgrade their membership to voting status. CRN now offers a four-tiered dues structure in the Associate Member category, dependent on the size of the company making membership more affordable for single practitioners.

Any company or person that is eligible for Voting or Associate membership in CRN, but does business exclusively outside the U.S. International members may apply to upgrade their membership to voting status.