Council for Responsible Nutrition

Video Forum: Steve Mister, CRN

Video Forum: Steve Mister, CRN

Steve Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, gives Video Forum an update on recent events in the fast-paced nutritional supplements category. He provides a critique of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory and educational work in the field, talks about a new CRN study on savings to the health care system

CRN announces new staff members

CRN announces new staff members

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) on Tuesday announced the appointment of three new employees to its team. CRN named Mike Meirovitz as director of government relations. Prior to joining CRN, Meirovitz held positions with two prominent Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firms, along with a health-focused trade association. His work has included representation for

CRN announces new members, board additions

CRN announces new members, board additions

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has added 17 new companies to its membership rolls, along with the election of five executives to its board of directors, the association said. The newly elected and re-elected board members are Mike Finamore of Gemini Pharmaceuticals (2nd term); James Hyde of Balchem Corporation; Micah Osborne of Stratum

CRN criticizes FDA’s ‘nonresponsive’ response

CRN criticizes FDA’s ‘nonresponsive’ response

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, responded Wednesday to FDA’s November 2021 decision not to address CRN’s citizen petition regarding N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) on a timely basis, calling on the agency for swift review of the legal questions CRN raised. Instead, FDA dodged

CRN names new chair of Retailer Relations Forum

CRN names new chair of Retailer Relations Forum

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, has named Todd Johnson, senior director of Field Sales at i-Health, a subsidiary of DSM, as the new chair of CRN’s Retailer Relations Forum (RRF). Succeeding Tom Mondragon, now CEO of Welly, Johnson will lead

CRN launches WellComms Conference

CRN launches WellComms Conference

WASHINGTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced on Thursday the launch of WellComms, the conference for marketing and communications professionals in wellness industries. WellComms will feature top subject matter experts, increase attendees’ practical knowledge, and provide opportunities to deepen interpersonal connections with industry decision-makers. “CRN has its finger on the pulse of the wellness industry’s

CRN applauds USDA’s support of supplements

CRN applauds USDA’s support of supplements

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for supporting dietary supplement use in the “2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released today. The Dietary Guidelines recognize supplements help to meet nutrient needs not obtainable from food intake alone

Video Forum: Steve Mister, CRN

Video Forum: Steve Mister, CRN

In this week’s Video Forum, Steve Mister, president and chief executive officer of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, discusses recent developments in the dynamic vitamin and nutritional supplements category. The topics he speaks to include the performance of the business during the COVID-19 pandemic, CRN’s response to the American Medical Association’s call for greater regulation

CRN to present annual events virtually, October 13–16

CRN to present annual events virtually, October 13–16

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)  will hold its annual flagship events virtually in 2020. The traditional science-focused day-long symposium, “The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science,” is transforming to span two half-days, renamed as “Science In Session,” taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Wednesday, Oct. 14. “The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for

CRN applauds dietary guidelines report

CRN applauds dietary guidelines report

WASHINGTON — Nutritional supplements have a role to play in supporting a healthy lifestyle, according to a report that will guide the drafting of new dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are scheduled to be released later this

CRN launches Supplement OWL registry

CRN launches Supplement OWL registry

WASHINGTON — A year after it was announced, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) has gone live. CRN said Thursday that the Supplement OWL online product registry for vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements is now widely accessible for examination. All companies can test-drive the registry, and retailers can start using

CRN, UL partner on dietary supplement registry

CRN, UL partner on dietary supplement registry

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has retained global independent safety science firm UL to develop and administer a dietary supplement product registry. The online product registry will include full label information for dietary supplements and be accessible via the web. CRN said Tuesday that the registry “will help create a fuller picture