CRN to Hold Fifth Symposium in Australia

<p>The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I) and the United States based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will hold their fifth symposium in October in Brisbane, Australia.</p>

MANNO, Switzerland—The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I) and the United States based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will hold their fifth symposium in October in Brisbane, Australia. 

The symposium, “A Quality Dietary Supplement: Before You Start and After It’s Marketed," will feature experts who will discuss how companies and regulatory agencies ensure quality supplements for consumers.

“Consumers worldwide deserve quality dietary supplements formulated with wholesome ingredients and manufactured according to specific standards. In addition, quality dietary supplement products must meet their label claims throughout shelf life," said James C. Griffiths, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and international affairs, CRN-I. “From ingredient sourcing and supplier verification to safeguarding against contamination and adulteration, it’s a complex journey from raw materials to the store shelves. We’ve gathered top scientific, regulatory and business authorities to share valuable insights on best practices for this process."

The CRN-I meeting is being held in tandem with the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) for the convenience of international regulators and other stakeholders who may be attending the Codex meeting. CRN-I recommends this symposium for company sourcing agents; product stewardship personnel; regulatory and scientific affairs specialists; and third-party and standards-setting organizations; as well as international regulators and Codex country and non-governmental organization delegates.

In past years, CRN-I’s symposium has drawn representatives from not only the developed countries of Europe, the Americas and Asia, but also many regulatory experts from developing countries who might be in the process of furthering their own domestic dietary supplement safety, efficacy and quality standards. Summary proceedings of previous CRN-I symposia were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and are available on CRN-I’s website in several languages. CRN-I plans to publish a summary document of this fifth symposium as well.

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