CRN Names Executive Director for Omega-3 Working Group

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2004 – Ian Newton, managing director, Ceres Consulting, has been appointed executive director of the Omega-3 Working Group for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

In this role, Mr. Newton will be responsible for managing the activities of the CRN Omega-3 Working Group in consultation with the group’s chair, Robert Orr, and CRN staff.

According to CRN President Annette Dickinson, Ph.D., “On behalf of myself and staff at CRN, we look forward to working closely and actively with Ian to expand the activities and increase the visibility of the CRN Omega-3 Working Group.”

Prior to opening his own consulting business, Mr. Newton was director of business development and regulatory affairs at DSM Nutritional Products, formerly Roche Vitamins Inc., spending over 25 years with the company in various positions. He has been active for many years, both in the U.S. and internationally, supporting the growing scientific evidence on the health benefits for the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DHA. He has published and presented widely on scientific nutritional information and serves in an advisory capacity on the boards of several academic and industry bodies in both the U.S. and Canada.

The CRN Omega-3 Working Group consists of 18 ingredient suppliers and product manufactures of Omega-3 EPA and DHA. The working group has been responsible for establishing a voluntary monograph for Omega-3 EPA and DHA that is gaining recognition among industry and standard-setting bodies.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing dietary supplement industry 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. For more information on CRN, visit

Judy Blatman

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