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Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

Supplement legislation criticized by trade groups

Supplement legislation criticized by trade groups

WASHINGTON— The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have issued statements condemning a Senate bill that they say would put an “unnecessary and costly burden” on the dietary supplement industry. The legislation, known as S. 4348, the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancement Act of 2022 (FDASLA), was passed on

CRN files comments with FDA on NAC

CRN files comments with FDA on NAC

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced Wednesday it filed comments with FDA calling for the agency to respond to its citizen petition on the status of products containing N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). CRN expressed its dissatisfaction with the agency’s most recent response, provided

Video Forum: Andrea Wong, CRN

Video Forum: Andrea Wong, CRN

Probiotics differ from other products sold in the nutritional supplements aisle, coming with special storage and labeling requirements. In this week’s Video Forum, Andrea Wong, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition, discusses the organization’s recently launched educational campaign to help retailers and consumers better understand the complexities

CRN lowers membership dues for many firms

CRN lowers membership dues for many firms

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s new membership dues plan for 2022 will make membership more affordable for many companies in the dietary supplement and functional food industry, the trade group said on Tuesday. The new plan addresses continued industry consolidation and provides a more equitable rate structure, CRN says, allowing the trade association

CRN slams FDA rejection of CBD in supplements

CRN slams FDA rejection of CBD in supplements

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) on Wednesday denounced the Food and Drug Administration’s rejection of two new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications for full-spectrum hemp extract containing cannabidiol (CBD)—and urged Congress to act on pending legislative proposals that require the agency to address the lack of regulation of hemp-derived products. The following is

Supplement trade groups mark 100th meeting

Supplement trade groups mark 100th meeting

WASHINGTON — Four of the leading trade organizations representing the dietary supplement industry are commemorating the 100th meeting of the Dietary Supplement Trade Associations (DSTA). More than ten years ago, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) began

CRN launches ‘4 Things to Know’ video series

CRN launches ‘4 Things to Know’ video series

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has launched a new video series, “4 Things to Know.” The videos explain complex dietary supplement industry topics and are intended to help non-industry audiences. The series is hosted by CRN staffers, who the trade association describes as experts in their fields, with deep knowledge of the

CRN taps Ridley for communications team

CRN taps Ridley for communications team

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has named Kendall Ridley as senior director of communications. Reporting to senior vice president, communications, Brian Wommack, Ridley’s key responsibilities will be to spearhead the association’s strategic communications program, build key partnerships, and craft consumer education and advocacy campaigns for CRN, the trade association for the dietary

Use of supplements up dramatically during pandemic

Use of supplements up dramatically during pandemic

WASHINGTON — Forty-three percent of dietary supplement users have changed their supplement routines since the start of the pandemic, according to a COVID-19 focused study released Thursday by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Among those who altered their regimens due to COVID-19, 91% report increasing their supplement intake which includes adding new supplements to