The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry, announced the addition of 14 companies to its membership roster, the largest number of quarterly additions in recent CRN history. This impressive increase comes on the heels of sustained growth in 2013, following CRN’s new dues structure announced last July.
“We’re pleased to see such a robust response to the work that CRN does to strengthen this industry for its responsible companies and their customers,” said CRN President and CEO Steve Mister. “It’s extremely gratifying to represent companies that are at the top of their game and committed to long-term, sustainable growth. You’re only as good as the company you keep, and we’re looking forward to welcoming these 14 companies into the CRN family.”
CRN Director of Membership Carl Hyland said, “What I hear over and over from companies considering membership is how impressed they are by CRN’s proactive agenda, and how they want to be part of an association that addresses so many facets of industry growth. Last year was an exhilarating year of expansion for us, and the revised dues structure and new membership categories have addressed the issue of affordability for many companies, bringing membership well within their reach. I’m looking forward to an even stronger year of growth in 2014.”
The new members companies include nine Voting Members and five Associate Members. They are listed below:
Delavau is a leading formulator and manufacturer, developing innovative, evidence-based solutions and new products in the OTC pharmaceuticals, VMS, and nutritional foods industries. The company was founded in 1847 and is based in Philadelphia. Delavau has grown from a history in pharmaceuticals to a leader in calcium based products, and is focused on building solutions for unmet consumer needs, including new flavors, taste-masking, new formulations and greater health benefits.
Dr. Paul Lohmann Inc.
Dr. Paul Lohmann Inc., is one of the world’s leading suppliers of mineral salts. The company has been providing minerals to the dietary supplement, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries for more than 127 years. The company produces more than 350 different mineral salts at two GMP and ISO certified manufacturing plants located in Germany. Its product line includes a wide variety of forms of metals, which are supplied in virtually all quality levels including; USP, FCC, NF, Ph. Eur., Food Grade, and customized specs to meet customers’ individual demands.
Healthy Directions LLC
Healthy Directions LLC, is a leading health publisher and direct-to-consumer retailer of doctor-formulated nutritional supplements and skincare products, dedicated to helping people lead healthier, happier lives. Healthy Directions provides expert guidance and advanced nutritional supplements from America’s most knowledgeable and highly respected integrative and alternative health doctors.
Innovative Food Processors (IFP) Inc.
IFP Inc. develops, commercializes, and manufactures powder products that provide benefits beyond basic nutrition. IFP specializes in functional beverages, sport/nutrition supplements, and medical foods containing high value ingredients such as fibers and prebiotics, anti-oxidants, protein, probiotics, high intensity natural sweeteners, vitamins and minerals, proteins, and amino acids.
Metagenics is a privately held life sciences company and a premier manufacturer and distributor of science-based medical foods and nutraceuticals marketed to healthcare professionals. Founded in 1983, Metagenics serves tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and millions of patients throughout the world.
National Enzyme Co. (NEC)
National Enzyme Co. (NEC) is the oldest manufacturer of enzyme supplement finished dosage forms in the U.S. Independently certified for cGMP compliance by NSF and TGA, NEC has the expertise to produce a broad range of dietary supplements including enzyme-based formulations, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, botanicals and more. Its facilities are state-of-the-art with blending, encapsulation, tableting, convenience packaging, full service bottling, and in-house graphics/labeling services. NEC works tirelessly to help customers create robust, profitable products, which impact the nutritional industry in a positive and progressive manner.
Pacific Nutritional Inc.
Pacific Nutritional Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer of dietary supplements in capsules, tablets and powders in the Pacific Northwest. Its senior managers have extensive knowledge in producing multi-ingredient formulas of vitamins, minerals, and botanicals with other nutrients; and are focused on developing scientific methods in the corporate laboratory to ensure the quality of the products.
Scientific Living Inc.
Scientific Living is a proud leader in both the food and nutraceutical industries, supplying clients with ultra-premium quality ingredients. It attributes its success to solid partnerships with innovative manufacturers around the world, helping it to deliver only the finest materials to its valued customers. It focuses on combining science, innovative technology, and strong business values to provide unique solutions with technical perspectives.
Stauber (Ingredients for Innovation) is a one-stop, forward-thinking supplier of a broad spectrum of solutions for the ingredient industry. Since 1969, Stauber has consistently offered the finest quality ingredients to the nutritional, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and pet care industries. The company was founded on the principle of partnering with manufacturers that provide the highest level of product and service.
Information Resources Inc. (IRI)
IRI is a leader in delivering powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight to live up to its motto of “Growth Delivered.” IRI serves over 95 percent of the Fortune Global 500 in consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail, including a number of global suppliers of nutritional supplements. IRI provides market, consumer and shopper intelligence; retail tracking; predictive analysis and modeling; store level and merchandising insights; and much more.
The Law Office of Bayne & Associates
The Law Office of Bayne & Associates is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm specializing in food, drug, and cosmetic law, with a particular focus on dietary supplements. The firm was founded in 2001 by Holly Bayne who brings a unique blend of industry and marketing experience to the practice of law. Ms. Bayne offers clients a seasoned and practical approach to regulatory compliance and the marketing of FDA-regulated products in the highly competitive, ever-changing digital age.
Sanford Rose Associates
Sanford Rose Associates is an executive recruitment firm that conducts searches for dietary supplement, nutritional ingredient and functional food/beverage companies. Founded in 1959, Sanford Rose Associates has 65+ offices and more than 100 search consultants in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The Shelton Group
The Shelton Group has provided public relations and marketing services to both international and domestic dietary supplement and natural products manufacturers and suppliers for 25 years. Because Shelton Group works exclusively in this very specialized sector, the firm’s approach goes beyond traditional public relations and marketing tactics, incorporating industry regulatory concerns, market sensibilities, and industry issues and practices.
Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman LLP
Marc Ullman and Steven Shapiro specialize in counseling clients on food, drug and cosmetic law with a tight focus on the dietary supplement and natural products industry. They have a long track record of compliance counseling and successful dealings with the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission.