2023 Achievements

Q4 2023: Celebrating 50 years and advancing initiatives that matter to the industry

CRN closed out its 50th anniversary year with a track record of accomplishments that continued to deliver on our mission. With the insight our 50-year history provides, the energy of our dedicated staff of professionals, and the collaboration with our member companies, CRN addressed the challenges facing the dietary supplement and functional food industry with a balance of advocacy and diplomacy.

CRN 2023 Q3: Establishing a new strategic plan and sustaining efforts on behalf of our members throughout a busy summer in Washington and beyond

While many may think of summertime as a more relaxed season when it comes to work, that was not the case during July, August, and September of this year. The CRN team was busy working on key issues to protect and advance our dietary supplement and functional food industry members’ interests, whether responding to FDA’s proposed reorganization plans, a Congressional inquiry on cannabidiol, or a California legislator’s questions on titanium dioxide—just to name a few issues that were in play this summer.

CRN 2023 Q2: How CRN has strengthened the dietary supplement and functional food industry by advancing our board-driven program of work

CRN advanced its 2023 policy priorities during the second quarter and convened in-person gatherings including the WellComms event for marketing and communications professionals in the wellness space, the 11th annual Dietary Supplements Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum, and the association’s Day on the Hill lobbying fly-in—as well as virtual educational opportunities.

CRN 2023 Q1: Establishing our priorities and getting to work as we celebrate CRN's golden anniversary

CRN kicked off its golden anniversary year in 2023 with a productive first quarter. We shared our policy priorities for the year in a webinar for CRN members and a bylined article in Natural Products Insider. Activation on these priorities is well underway, including developing solutions for state-level age restrictions, creating a legal pathway for CBD, expanding access to dietary supplements, engaging with our regulators at FDA—and much more.