CRN Supports Government Efforts Toward Better Health Information
And Enforcing Regulations
DC, 18 December 2002
by Annette Dickinson, PhD, Council for Responsible Nutrition
Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), one of the dietary supplement
industry's leading trade associations, has issued the following
statement in response to a joint press conference held today by
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission
Council for Responsible Nutrition commends FDA on its announcement
that it will now recognize that qualified health claims will be
permitted for conventional foods as well as for dietary supplements.
CRN has long supported the logical position that qualified health
claims should be available for all categories of food, including
conventional foods and dietary supplements, because they all provide
beneficial nutrients that promote good health and help protect
support efforts by the regulatory agencies to reign in companies
that are engaging in misleading dietary supplement advertising.
The dietary supplement industry is regulated, both by FDA and
FTC, and companies that do not comply with the legal requirements
for truthful advertising do a grave disservice to both consumers
and the responsible companies providing quality products."
Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, represents
dietary supplement ingredient suppliers and manufacturers. CRN
members adhere to a strong code of ethics, comply with dosage
limits and manufacture dietary supplements to high quality standards
under good manufacturing practices.
Dickinson, PhD, Vice President Scientific & Regulatory Affairs,
Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).