Celebrate the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act with CRN—October Marks 20th Anniversary of Landmark Legislation for Supplement Industry

Washington, D.C., October 1, 2014—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, invites you to join a month-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). The celebratory effort will make strong use of CRN’s online platforms throughout the month of October, and involve consumer education; recognition of champions behind this legislative accomplishment; highlights of significant milestones; and expert insight into how the law has served the industry and consumers—plus what the next 20 years might look like. Key activities will involve:

  • #DSHEA20 Tweet Chat for Consumers: The Myths & Facts of DSHEA (Oct. 22)
  • Social Media “Throwback Thursdays” (Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 23)
  • Educational videos featuring CRN leadership
  • And more!

“The passage of DSHEA was monumental, for both our industry and consumers, and we are pleased to dedicate a full month to honor its 20-year legacy. DSHEA has granted FDA an appropriate regulatory framework, created an atmosphere for industry growth and innovation, and allowed consumers the access they desire to a wide variety of affordable, high quality, safe and beneficial dietary supplement products. We hope the industry will join us in this celebration,” said Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN.            

To join the celebration, follow CRN on social media and retweet/repost using hashtag #DSHEA20:

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers.  In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org. Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewell and on Facebook.