CRN Daily Supplement

Top items from the Council for Responsible Nutrition's daily member updates. Questions? Contact Gretchen Powers (

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'Active aging' consumers overlooked / Exports to India subject to new regs / And more

Marketers overlook the 70 million baby boomers and millions of older seniors and early Gen Xers, but today's aging consumers are staying active and engaged for as long as they can. New registration requirements announced in October 2022 by the Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) went into effect Feb. 1, impacting foreign food manufacturing facilities exporting certain food products, including nutraceuticals, to India. Plus, FTC health products compliance guidance updates webinar tomorrow, and member update with Mister next week.

CRN members among most responsible / Understand today's supplement consumer / Practitioners learn about the value of choline

Newsweek recently spotlighted select responsible companies for its fourth annual corporate rankings, including CRN members. CRN members receive special pricing through Jan. 31 on the full dataset of the association’s annual Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. And, CRN is raising awareness among practitioners about the role of choline supplementation in reducing the risk of early childhood cognitive development disorders during National Birth Defects Awareness Month.

Regulatory radar: Top issues heading into 2023

Amin Talati Wasserman (ATW) provides insights on the regulatory issues dietary supplement and functional food companies should be thinking about as we head into 2023. ATW has gained a strong reputation for its work at the cutting edge of food, drug (FDA), advertising (FTC) and intellectual property (IP) laws, responding nimbly to rapid changes in the regulatory climate and marketplace. 

Supporting the needs of people and planet through the power of nutrition: Q&A with DSM’s Eric Choban

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: As an end-to-end partner in the dietary supplements industry, DSM truly champions the power of nutrition in creating brighter lives for all. We speak with Eric Choban, who was recently appointed DSM’s Regional Vice President for Health Nutrition & Care North America, to get his take on the latest consumer trends and explore how DSM is helping brands and producers bring innovative, purpose-led products to market with speed and agility.

Companies call on Congress to intervene on rail strike / Regulatory education opportunities with dicentra / Mister talks legislative possibilities

Joining more than 400 organizations, CRN signed on to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce letter calling on Congress to “take immediate steps to prevent a national rail strike." Get updated on regulatory classifications with CRN associate member dicentra’s Senior Regulatory Specialist, Nikky Young Devastey. Plus, CRN President and CEO Steve Mister spoke with NutraIngredients-USA’s Hank Schultz about legislative possibilities—including the advancement of mandatory product listing (MPL)—before the end of the year.

On site at Codex / Holiday hiatus and a helping hand to #Act4Access / Congrats to USANA

Representing CRN as an NGO, Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., is participating in the 45th Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC45) this week in Rome. Inspired by CRN members who answered the call to #Act4Access during the Chairman’s Challenge this summer and beyond, CRN President & CEO Steve Mister yesterday participated in the Poor Robert’s Mission Thanksgiving Drive. Plus, the Utah Manufacturers Association recently named CRN member USANA as the state’s top manufacturer this year.