The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. In the United States, the dietary supplement industry is a $34.9 billion industry and it is growing. CRN member companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the U.S., including vitamins and minerals, botanicals, sports nutrition supplements, and specialty supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, and glucosamine. These products are intended to be used as supplements to, not substitutes for a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. When used properly, they help promote overall good health and prevent disease. More than 150 million Americans take dietary supplements annually.
Our member companies manufacturer popular national brands as well as the store brands marketed by major supermarkets, drug stores and health food stores, and discount chains. Moreover, Dietary supplements are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, CRN members voluntarily adhere to a strong code of ethics and manufacture dietary supplements to high quality standards under good manufacturing practices. Our mission is to sustain and enhance a climate for our members to responsibly develop, manufacture and market dietary supplement and functional foods. CRN is based in Washington, DC and represents its member companies in the areas of federal legislative affairs, in the states and local municipalities, with states attorneys general, and internationally. CRN advocates for public policy based in sound science and the ability for consumers to have access to a wide variety of high-quality, safe and beneficial dietary supplement and functional food products.
CRN's credibility and reputation come from our unquestioned commitment to science as the source of our policy making and influence. Our members share our passion that science and evidence-based decision making guides their research, manufacturing and their marketing. CRN is looking forward to working with the Food Industry Executive Association and its members. More information about CRN can be found at www.crnusa.org or contact Mike Greene at email@example.com or 202-204-7690.