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CRN to host conference for comms/marketing pros

CRN to host conference for comms/marketing pros

WASHINGTON —The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, will hold its premier event for marketing and communications professionals in the wellness space—“WellComms: Ignite!”—on May 4 and 5 in Washington, D.C. This year’s event will provide attendees with insights and best practices on several emerging

Trade groups laud Natural Products Industry Week

Trade groups laud Natural Products Industry Week

WASHINGTON — 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), organizations representing dietary supplement manufacturers, marketers and ingredient suppliers, released the statements below commending Senators Lee (R-UT) and Sinema (I-AZ) on their resolution recognizing the importance of dietary

CRN expands staff and adds voting member

CRN expands staff and adds voting member

WASHINGTON —The Council for Responsible Nutrition has promoted four employees – Maya English, Danny Garza, Elise Hall and Craig Muckle – and hired Angelo Schildhauer as membership associate.   “I am pleased to announce the promotions of these four employees as recognition for their contributions to CRN,” said president and CEO Steve Mister. “Maya’s work

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

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 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 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

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

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 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