April 19, 2012

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CRN Int'l Elects New Board Members

MANNO, SWITZERLANDThe Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I) elected new members to its board at the group's annual meeting in Washington DC in March. John Venardos, Herbalife Ltd., has been elected chairman;  Tyler Whitehead, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., vice chairman; David Morrison, The Vitamin Shoppe,  secretary; Carl Hastings, Reliv International, Inc., treasurer; and Mark LeDoux, Natural Alternatives International, immediate past chairman. The new officers will serve a two-year term.

Formed in February 2010 to provide science-based information to regulators, healthcare professionals and the media, particularly those outside the United States, CRN-I supports the safety and benefit of dietary ingredients and dietary/food supplements, and promotes sound nutrition and food safety policies well grounded in science. Membership is open to all manufacturers, marketers and distributors of dietary supplements and ingredients. Current CRN-I funders include: Abbott Nutrition; DSM Nutritional Products; Herbalife Ltd.; Lonza, Inc.; Natural Alternatives International, Inc.; NBTY, Inc.; NSA, the maker of Juice Plus+®; Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.; Pharmavite, LLC; Reliv International, Inc.; and The Vitamin Shoppe.

CRN-I has held two scientific symposiums that have brought together international regulators with the scientific community to address issues relevant to international policy.  Its third one-day scientific symposiumNutrient Reference Values for Bioactives: New Approacheswill take placeDec. 1 this year in Germany, prior to the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting. A fourth CRN-I symposium is being planned for 2013.

To learn more about how to support CRN-Is efforts, contact Haiuyen Nguyen at [email protected] or 202-204-7669.

For a firsthand education on these regulatory issues facing the industry, check out the SupplySide MarketPlace 2012 Government and Regulatory Affairs education track , held Wed. May 9, 2012, and featuring  expertly led seminars on Claims Substantiation and Compliance, FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Compliance, and a Washington Update, which will look at potential election and regulatory effects.

Also at SupplySide MarketPlace, CRN-I Immediate Past Chairman LeDoux will participate in a session entitled, " Supply Chain at a Crossroads: Protecting Yourself from Fraud and its Costs ," on Thurs. May 10 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

And, Douglas Mackay, CRN's VP of scientific and regulatory affairs, will participate in a SupplySide MarketPlace education seminar entitled, " Expert Predictions for the Blood Sugar Health Market ," on Thurs. May 10, from 2 to 4pm.

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