We are growing membership.
In 2022, CRN welcomed 25 new voting and associate member companies, listed below. In addition, the association grew participation in CRN's committees, working groups and task forces, providing our member company executives with expanded opportunities to shape their industry and more deeply experience the benefits of CRN membership. Through member webinars and guest presentations during CRN virtual committee meetings, CRN provided educational content on the topics that matter most to dietary supplement and functional food industry executives.
Nutriventia was among the companies that joined CRN in 2022. Hear from Rajat Shah about some of her favorite things about CRN membership.
Shah notes that CRN provides an opportunity for members to learn from the best—each other and CRN staff—and grow together. She also appreciates the platform CRN provides for members "to interact with each other and for all of those great ideas to cross pollinate..." In addition, Shah notes CRN's value as industry's "guiding voice and compass by which we can hold each other accountable."
Promoting the value of CRN membership
CRN President & CEO Steve Mister and VP, Membership Development Carl Hyland co-authored a bylined article in Nutrition Industry Executive enumerating "Eight Reasons Why Early-stage Companies Should Join Industry Trade Associations," emphasizing how membership a trade association like CRN can position startup firms in the dietary supplement space for success.
Presenting relevant and inspiring speakers and opportunities to connect with dietary supplement and functional food industry colleagues
The 10th Annual Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements co-hosted by the American Conference Institute (ACI) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) was packed with a diverse lineup of topics ranging from state activities impacting dietary supplements and Federal Trade Commission priorities to class action and Prop 65 litigation.
CRN's second toxicology workshop, “Assessing the Safety of Ingredients in a Formulation,” presented discussions on alternative testing strategies for dietary ingredients, assessing the safety of dietary ingredients and overages, contaminants and residues in dietary ingredients, and more.
Additional educational programming
CRN produced several members-only webinars independently, all available on demand, including:
- Protein Supplementation: Trends & Science — Access on demand
- Precision Nutrition: The Next Frontier — Access on demand
- The Impact of Hunger in America — Access on demand
CRN also held industry-wide webinars with Natural Products Insider on topics including:
- Sustainability: What’s On the Outside Matters Too — See coverage in the Daily Supplement
- ABCs of Children’s Supplements: Playing Smart with Advertising, Scientific Substantiation, and More — See coverage in the Daily Supplement
- China-ASEAN Supplement Market—Challenges and Opportunities — See coverage in the Daily Supplement
In addition, CRN's committees, working groups, and task forces featured guest presentations, such as:
- Creatine research with Rick Kreider, Ph.D., of Texas A&M University and Abbie Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to CRN's Sports Nutrition Working Group
USP's perspective on considerations for determining safety of probiotics, with co-author Amy L Roe, PhD, DABT, co-to CRN's Probiotics Working Group
FDA proposed revocation of methods analysis with Darryl Sullivan from Eurofins to CRN's Regulatory Affairs Committee
Recent Trends in Dietary Supplement Class Actions with Jennifer Adams of Amin Talati Wasserman to CRN's Regulatory Affairs Committee
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act with Kelley Drye & Warren's John Foote and Jennifer McCadney to CRN's International Trade & Market Development Committee (ITMDC)
How Blockchain Technology Helps Companies Tell Their Transparency Stories with Healthloq CEO Derek Lurth to CRN's Communications and Media Outreach Committee
ODS draft strategic plan for 2022–2026 with LaVerne Brown and Barbara Cohen to CRN's Senior Scientific Advisory Council
The supplement industry insurance landscape with Citadel Insurance's David Johnson and Michael Garofalo speak to CRN's Legal Committee
And more—explore the 2022 playlist.
CRN welcomed these new members in 2022
- Canopy Growth USA, LLC
- Cheers Health
- DailyColors Health
- Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals
- Herbally Yours
- Mason Vitamins
- Nuchido Laboratories
- USANA Health Sciences
- Vidya Herbs
- Vitaquest International
- Wellisen Inc.
- Andrea D. Martin Consulting LLC
- Canyon Labs
- CCMP Capital Partners Inc.
- Impulse Media, Inc.
- Keller Consulting Group
- PMTC Qualcom Solutions, Inc.
- Serotonin Labs
- TLC Regulatory and Laboratory Consulting