Supplement Owl


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New Year and a New Shot at Responsibility

By Steve Mister, president & CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

One of the year’s highlights for me was getting to see Hamilton in New York City. (And by the way, it really was terrific—everything that I expected and more!) One of the many things that stayed with me from the show was the question “Who tells your story?”...

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The Supplement OWL seeks to improve transparency

By Paul Bolar, VP regulatory affairs, Pharmavite

At Pharmavite, we pride ourselves in the work we do and the products we make. Since 1971, we’ve been a leader in the health and wellness industry, and, with our Nature Made brand, have earned the trust of consumers, healthcare practitioners, retailers,...

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Hey Siri, tell me about self-regulation

By Judy Blatman, senior vice president, communications, CRN

I’m often struck by how much our lives have changed now that smartphones have become such staples in modern society.

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NSF International voices support for Supplement OWL

By Stephen Daniells

The Supplement OWL will be a “valuable tool for regulators, retailers and consumers”, said Lori Bestervelt, executive VP and chief technical officer of NSF International, following her organization’s endorsement of the initiative.

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UNPA endorses the Supplement OWL

By Stephen Daniells

The Supplement OWL is “an important and necessary first step towards transparency”, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) following his organization’s endorsement of the initiative.

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The Supplement OWL takes self-regulation under its wing

By Duffy MacKay, ND, Sr VP, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN

I don’t speak French, but anyone who took a high school civics class is familiar with the term laissez-faire. Literally meaning “to leave alone,” it’s not always the best course of action—especially for our industry.

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Can a Registry Build Trust?

By Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

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Rehab, a Registry, and Steady Progress: The Year that Was

By Steve Mister, President & CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition

In many respects, 2016 will go down as the year that the unexpected and the improbable came to pass. For dietary supplements, however, the year was more predictable with a steady road toward rehabilitating its image tarnished from the prior year’s events...


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