CRN Daily Supplement

Top items from the Council for Responsible Nutrition's daily member updates. Questions? Contact Emily Zavrel (

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USP Supplement Sector kickoff, DSQC to aggressively pursue congressional action on MPL and ICYMI: a new OWL website

The Dietary Supplement Quality Collaborative (DSQC) will aggressively pursue legislative action from Congress to better protect consumers and monitor industry practices that increase transparency in the supplement marketplace. As DSQC steering committee chair, Pharmavite VP & General Counsel, Christine Burdick-Bell pointed to the value of mandatory product listing in achieving these goals in a recent Whole Foods Magazine byline.


Did you know there are almost 400,000 vascular plants on earth (that we know of), not including algae or fungus? Of those 400,000 there are about 2,000 "Herbs of Commerce" traded. Do you know how many of these the lab you use are capable of testing? Labs with fully flexible scope designations such as Alkemist Labs, an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited Laboratory, with capabilities to test all plants are rare. Learn more in this CRN Associate Member Spotlight edition.

Mobile app now available + FTC warns marketers it's not the Wild West!'

It's here! The new “CRN Connect” mobile app is now available to help you stay up-to-date on CRN news and engaged in your committees—a top tip for making the most of your membership. Developed to provide an easy way to keep track of committee meetings, resources, and CRN/industry events, the app also features a newsfeed with filtered committee updates, member-to-member messaging, and discussion forums. 

CRN Connect app to make engagement even easier + CRN-I webinar series now on demand

Participating in CRN committees and working groups is a primary way for you, as a CRN member, to shape the dietary supplement industry. Active participation contributes to your company's success by allowing you to be "surrounded by other people who are faced with the same challenges you are and are as committed as you are to providing solutions, to driving the narrative and not just sitting on the sidelines," Scott Ravech, CEO of Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, as well as a CRN officer and board member, Membership Committee member and new member mentor advises.

Response to misguided multivitamin study speaks to consumers, industry + spotlight on vitamin D

CRN’s Andrea Wong, Ph.D., senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs made clear to consumers the value of multivitamins in a widely-quoted response to Monday's British Medical Journal study calling into question the real benefits of taking these products. Plus, get ready for CRN's new mobile app—coming in December.

'Now, New, Next' to explore sustainability, diversity, and more

Join us October 13–16 for CRN’s annual industry-wide events for dietary supplement professionals, presented online in 2020 to keep you safe and expand our reach. Following SCIENCE In Session—two half-days of deeper dives into timely scientific topics taking place Oct. 13–14—CRN will present NOW, NEW, NEXT Oct. 14–16, with updates on the association's initiatives including its annual Consumer Survey, as well as an address from FDA leadership.