CRN Welcomes Four New Companies

Washington, D.C., November 12, 2019—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced four new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—Genesee Nutrition; Hilma; and Natures Crops International; and Associate Member— Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. 

The new member companies are:

Voting Members

Genesee Nutrition

Genesee Nutrition is a CBD health and wellness company that provides CBD-infused sports nutrition products to promote a healthy, active, and happy lifestyle for all. Based in Colorado, the company’s products include hemp-infused plant-based protein powders, protein bars and wellness shots.


Hilma develops natural, herbal-based remedies. The company will launch in January 2020 with the aim of making herbals more accessible to a mainstream customer, who has embraced natural products in food, beauty, and household items. Hilma only uses clinically researched ingredients, formulates with clinicians, and invests in their own clinical research. They are a venture capital backed company.

Natures Crops International

Natures Crops International is a vertically integrated natural products ingredient business from “soil to oil.” The company manufactures a range of high value specialty oils and contracts specialty crops with international farmers to commercialize new and biodiverse plant species, and develop regenerative, traceable, sustainable and risk-mitigated supply chains. Natures Crops International’s products supply the personal care, food and supplement industries with safe, functional ingredients with scientific validation and regulatory approval. 

Associate Member

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is a full-service provider known for its nationally-ranked food litigation and regulatory practice. The company teams up with the world’s leading food and dietary supplement companies to devise tactical business solutions, forge supply chain relationships and bring products to launch. Faegre Baker Daniels counsels businesses on Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) determinations, New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notifications, standards of identity, Proposition 65, and good manufacturing practices (GMPs) that comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). 

A complete list of CRN member companies is available here.

For more information about becoming a CRN member, contact Carl Hyland, vice president, membership development at or 202-204-7674.

​​Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit Follow us on Twitter @CRN_SupplementsFacebook, and LinkedIn