CRN announces 11 new members

By Mary Ellen Shoup

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CRN announces 11 new members

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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has added eleven new companies to its membership network.

These new voting members include: DSE Healthcare Solutions, LLC (DSE); International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF); Lief Organics; MeriCal/Linden Capital Partners LLC.; Nelson Bach USA, Ltd.; and Wellisen Nutraceuticals.

And the new associate members include BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group); Microbac Laboratories, Inc.; PTM Food Consulting; Susan B. Levy Consulting, LLC; and Toxstrategies, Inc. 

DSE Healthcare Solutions

DSE Healthcare Solutions, LLC (DSE) is a privately held consumer healthcare company. The company manufactures and markets a portfolio of leading nutritional supplements available nationally at retail stores. DSE also houses a collection of legacy brands which it reimagines and introduces to new generations. 

International Dehydrated Foods

International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF) produces poultry-based, protein-fortifying ingredients. For the functional food and sports nutrition markets, IDF has introduced a range of high-quality broths and proteins including ChickPro Protein Powder, JMP Collagen Broth Powder, SIP Bone Broth Protein, IDF Concentrated Chicken Broth, Umami Gold Savory Chicken Broth Proteins and patent-pending JMP Collagen Broth Powder for which pre-clinical research indicates microbiome performance.

Lief Organics

Lief Organics is a full-service cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) Contract Manufacturer of dietary supplements, powders, tablets, capsules, chewables, and co-packing. Lief can assist with product development and innovation ranging from capsule, to powder, to tablet projects, with particular focus in sports nutrition. Lief Organics offers in-house product development and flavoring services to help design some of the best tasting and most compelling supplements on the market. 

MeriCal/Linden Capital Partners LLC.

MeriCal is a global leader in the research and development, manufacturing, and specialized packaging of highly complex VMS and Probiotic products. With over 40 years of formulation experience in probiotics, MeriCal can handle both lactic acid and spore-forming bacteria to produce a range of products. In 2017, MeriCal opened the doors to its new, dedicated probiotic suite, where probiotic supplements are manufactured and packaged in optimal temperature- and humidity-controlled conditions. MeriCal offers its customers everything from basic A-Z vitamin formulations to complex, custom formulations of any dry-dosage format. After the acquisition of Global Health Industries in September 2017, the collective organization employees nearly 500 individuals at 6 sites across the U.S. 

Linden Capital Partners

A Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. In 2016, Linden acquired MeriCal to help support and accelerate its strategic growth. As a team, Linden has invested more than $1 billion in healthcare and life science companies, helping to build strong platforms and thriving businesses.

Nelson Bach USA, Ltd.

Nelsons is the manufacturer and distributor of RESCUE and Bach Original Flower Remedies – natural industry mainstays known worldwide to provide stress relief, sleep support and encourage emotional wellness. The privately owned Wimbledon, U.K. - based company has recently launched the first wave of RESCUE PLUS products; dietary supplements that include ingredients often used to combat stress and sleeplessness—B-Vitamins, Magnesium, Zinc and Melatonin. With growing distribution and a healthy new product pipeline, Nelsons continues to grow their supplement portfolio as well as the categories they represent.

Wellisen Nutraceuticals 

Wellisen, Inc. is a global nutraceuticals company headquartered in Reston, VA, that produces spirulina under strict hygienic control with no herbicides, pesticides or any runoff contamination. Through a proprietary extraction process, Wellisen also manufactures phycocyanin, a natural blue pigment derived from spirulina that is used in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, food and cosmetics industries. 


Associate Members

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group)

BSCG offers a suite of third-party certification and testing services. Headed by sports anti-doping pioneer Don H. Catlin, M.D., and son, executive Oliver Catlin, the company works with major brands, ingredient suppliers, manufacturing facilities, as well as teams and athletes, to ensure the quality of their products and protect against contamination with performance-enhancing drugs or other agents that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. Founded in 2004, BSCG offers a variety of programs, including BSCG Certified Quality, BSCG Certified GMP, and its signature offering, BSCG Certified Drug Free, which provides comprehensive protection against 485 compounds—more than any other certification provider.

Microbac Laboratories, Inc.

Microbac Laboratories, Inc. is a contract testing laboratory network with a half-century of experience helping food and supplement manufacturers ensure the safety, quality and stability of their products. The company provides comprehensive microbiology, chemistry, molecular biology (allergens, GMOs, gluten), and physical properties testing on raw materials and final products to help confirm their strength, purity, identity and composition. Microbac is ISO-17025 accredited, FDA-audited and cGMP 21 CFR, Part 111 compliant for Dietary Supplements.

PTM Food Consulting

PTM Food Consulting Inc. is a full-service project management, product development and manufacturing support firm serving the North American and International food, beverage, and dietary supplement industries. The business has its laboratories located in Point Pleasant NJ, where all the 

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