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CRN Advises Consumers to Beware of Ingredient Being Illegally Marketed in Dietary Supplements

In response to a new study, “Pharmaceutical doses of the banned stimulant oxilofrine found in dietary supplements sold in the USA,” published online in Drug Testing and Analysis, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

crn-logoStatement by Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN: 

“The findings of Dr. Pieter Cohen’s latest study are particularly troubling to responsible marketers of dietary supplements because they demonstrate once again that rogue companies will ignore the laws designed to protect consumers. Oxilofrine is not a legitimate dietary ingredient, read more…

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CRN Launches New Tool To Help Industry Monitor, Analyze and Learn From Violations

—New Database of FDA Warning Letters Also Helps Consumers Avoid Adulterated Products Masquerading as Supplements—

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced a free online tool that compiles FDA Warning Letters sent to dietary supplement companies into a searchable database to help industry achieve better regulatory compliance. The database can be used to evaluate FDA’s warning letter allegations of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) violations, products making impermissible claims, and products tainted with illegal ingredients.

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According to CRN President & CEO Steve Mister, “Our goal is to help read more…

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NSF International Partners with Retailers, Manufacturers and Regulators to Develop Uniform Standards for Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, OTC Drugs and Medical Devices

Joint initiative to create balanced, transparent, consensus-based standards to strengthen safety and quality and consumer confidence

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

 Global public health organization NSF International and leaders from major retailers and manufacturers created the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) earlier this year to develop consensus-based standards for dietary supplements, cosmetics/personal care products, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and medical devices. Combining retailer and regulatory requirements into a single standard and auditing program for each product category will help reduce audits and costs while strengthening safety, quality and trust throughout the supply chain. The first retailer standard is read more…
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JAMA Study Finds Presence of Banned Substances in Dietary Supplements After FDA Recall

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that of the supplements still available for purchase a minimum of 6 months after FDA recalls, 66.7%  continued to test positive for banned pharmaceutical ingredients. While the study authors admitted to several limitations in the study, their findings recommended more aggressive enforcement of the law, or changes to the law, in order to prevent sales of such products in the future. 

While any number of adulterated products is a problem, the Council for Responsible Nutrition issued a statement decrying the misleading nature of the results, as read more…

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Weight Loss Supplement Claims Provide FTC with Steady Diet of Enforcement Initiatives, New CRN Analysis Shows

—CRN Launches New Members-Only Resource to Help Responsible Companies Avoid Illegal Advertising Claims—

Washington, D.C., August 19, 2014—Advertising claims for weight loss supplement products feed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the highest settlement costs within the dietary supplement and functional food category, according to a new web-based, members-only tool from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association. The new online tool is a compilation of all available FTC advertising enforcement actions related to dietary supplements and functional foods since 2003, and will be updated quarterly.

According to CRN President & CEO read more…

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