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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

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

Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations applaud bipartisan legislation to regulate hemp-derived CBD

Supplement and Hemp Industry Associations applaud bipartisan legislation to regulate hemp-derived CBD

WASHINGTON – The four leading dietary supplement industry associations applaud Representative Kurt Schrader (D, Ore.) and Representative Morgan Griffith (R, Va.), for introducing bipartisan legislation that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace. The Hemp and Hemp derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 directs

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