Press Releases

CRN Salutes the Commitment of Governor Bill Richardson to the Dietary Supplement Consumer 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2023— CRN today extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gov. Bill Richardson, who passed away on Sept. 1.  The two-term Democratic Governor of New Mexico and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. was instrumental in passage of landmark dietary supplements regulation. 

FDA Commissioner Califf to Address Dietary Supplement Industry During CRN’s 50th Anniversary ‘Now New Next’ Event 

AUGUST 25, 2023 — CRN is pleased to announce that that FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D., will address attendees during its Now New Next conference on Wednesday, Oct. 4, via a virtual fireside chat with CRN President & CEO Steve Mister. 

CRN Asks Congress to Demand FDA ‘Complete the Work’ to Allow CBD to be Marketed as a Dietary Supplement 

JULY 27, 2023 — CRN today provided written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services, asking that Congress demand FDA complete the work Congress directed the agency to do under the 2018 Farm Bill by permitting CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids to be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements using the appropriate safeguards found in the existing law.

CRN 50th anniversary signature events, Oct. 3–6, to present industry-defining insights for purpose-driven growth  

JULY 24, 2023—CRN will host its anticipated annual events, “Science in Session” and “Now New Next” at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California, Oct. 3–6. Early bird registartion with special pricing is avaialble through Aug. 4.

CRN: FDA’s Proposed Downgrading of Dietary Supplements Sends Unhealthy Message to Industry and Consumers

JULY 7, 2023—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading association representing the dietary supplement and functional food industry, sounded alarm today over recently-released details of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) previously-announced restructuring of the agency’s Human Foods program.