The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is celebrating its 40th anniversary year, hailing its growth and contribution to the success of the dietary supplements industry in the US and beyond.
The association, which represents over 100 dietary supplement manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies that supply services for the supplement industry, was founded in 1973.
“For forty years CRN has been the voice of the dietary supplement industry. We have grown from a small organization to one that, although small in numbers is large in stature, recognized on par with much larger associations serving other industries,” said Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN, since 2004.
“Our success and longevity is a credit to the leadership from our Board of Directors, and our member companies who are committed to responsibly manufacturing and marketing high quality, safe and beneficial products that consumers can trust, and sustaining an industry environment worthy of that trust.
“As a result, CRN has become a credible and reliable scientific resource for legislators, regulators, scientists, journalists and consumers on all matters related to dietary supplements.”
During its 40 year history, CRN has been at the forefront of landmark legislation for the industry, playing key roles in the passage of the Vitamin Bill (1976), the Nutrition Labeling Education Act (1990), the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (1994) and the Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act (2006).
“CRN’s strong efforts in its first forty years have helped create an environment that allows for companies to responsibly develop, manufacture and market dietary supplements and nutritional ingredients that will help consumers live healthier lives,” said John J. Blair, chairman, CRN Board of Directors, and vice president of NSA, LLC (JuicePlus+).
“Not only have our own member companies benefitted from CRN, but so has the industry at large, as well as consumers who have access to a wide variety of healthful products. I am confident that our industry, as well as CRN, will continue to thrive.”