News Release

CRN and GOED File Joint Amicus Brief Calling for Dismissal of Amarin Pharma Complaint

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, has submitted an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressing the appeal made by Amarin Pharma Inc. and Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. regarding the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) decision to decline an investigation into concentrated EPA omega-3 fish oil supplements.

Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing Gives Congress a Closer Look at Sports Nutrition Supplements

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2018—“Dietary supplements support the foundations of optimal fitness,” said Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and director of research, Center for Integrative Medicine, at the 32nd Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus briefing, held last week on Capitol Hill. Speaking before an audience of nearly 100 Congressional staffers and guests, Dr.

Unexpected Results of New Calcium Study Raise Questions

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2018In response to a new study, “Calcium and vitamin D supplementation and increased risk of serrated polyps: results from a randomised clinical trial,” published online today in the British Medical Journal Gut, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN:

New Protein Powder Report Deserves Scrutiny, Not Panic

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2018In response to a new report on protein powder supplements, published by the Clean Label Project, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN:

CRN Teams with ACI for 6th Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements in New York City, June 18–20—Registration Now Open

Washington, D.C., February 26, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced registration is open for the Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements, in New York City at the Intercontinental New York Times Square on June 18–20.

CRN Announces Five Staff Promotions

Washington, D.C., February 22, 2018— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced five staff promotions. According to Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN, “These promotions recognize the professional growth of these individuals and acknowledge their increasingly valuable contributions to advancing CRN’s mission."

CRN’s 2018 staff promotions are:

Tammie Betway to Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President

CRN Hires Assistant General Counsel

Washington, D.C., February 15, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced Megan Olsen has joined the association as the assistant general counsel, reporting to CRN President & CEO Steve Mister.

Ms. Olsen most recently held the position of special counsel for Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. Prior to that position, she spent over two years as senior counsel at the Walgreen Company.

CRN Launches #SARMsCanHarm Consumer Education Initiative to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of SARMs

Washington, D.C., February 7, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced the launch of a consumer education initiative designed to raise awareness of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs), a dangerous class of ingredients that poses a serious threat to consumer safety, particularly in the bodybuilding and fitness communities.

New Meta-Analysis Demonstrates Modest Benefits for Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements and Heart Health in High Risk Populations

Washington, D.C., January 31, 2018In response to a new meta-analysis, “Associations of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use With Cardiovascular Disease Risks,” published today in JAMA Cardiology, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific & regulatory affairs, CRN:

CRN Welcomes Eight New Companies

Washington, D.C., January 29, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced eight new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—AlgaTech (Algatechnologies) Ltd; Gemini Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Nutraceutical International Corporation; and Olly PBC; and Associate Members— Aptar Group, Inc.; Boston BioPharm, Inc.; Columbia West Capital; and Kaiviti Consulting.

The new member companies are: