News Release

CRN Files Comments with FDA, Calls for Swift Agency Response to Citizen Petition on NAC Status

The Council for Responsible Nutrition today announced it filed comments with FDA calling for the agency to respond to its citizen petition on the status of products containing N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). CRN expressed its dissatisfaction with the agency’s most recent response, provided evidence of NAC as a safe, grandfathered ingredient, and stressed the need for a “substantive” response from FDA about the status of NAC as a legal dietary supplement ingredient.

FDA Announces Qualified Health Claim for Magnesium in Response to CRN-supported Petition

CRN applauds FDA’s announcement today to exercise enforcement discretion for qualified health claims regarding magnesium and reduced risk of high blood pressure. The announcement was in response to a petition sponsored by CRN and other organizations filed on behalf of the Center for Magnesium Education and Research LLC, and allows qualified health claims on the relationship between magnesium and a reduced risk of high blood pressure in conventional foods and dietary supplements.

CRN Announces Addition of 10 New Companies to Membership Rolls

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced the addition of 10 new companies to its membership rolls. The members, added during the second and third quarters of 2021, include an array of supplement manufacturers and service providers and represent a growing CRN membership.