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Manno, Switzerland, 19 April 2012—The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I), today announced new Board officers as follows: 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 officers were elected 21 March at the annual CRN-I members meeting in Washington, D.C. and will serve a two-year term.

CRN-I was formed in February 2010 to provide science-based information to regulators, healthcare professionals and the media, particularly those outside the United States, supporting the safety and benefit of dietary ingredients and dietary/food supplements, and to promote sound nutrition and food safety policies well grounded in science.

The organization has held two scientific symposiums that have brought together international regulators with the scientific community to address issues relevant to international policy. CRN-I’s third one-day scientific symposium—“Nutrient Reference Values for Bioactives: New Approaches”—will take place 1 December 2012 in Germany, prior to the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting. In addition, a fourth CRN-I symposium is being planned for 2013.

CRN-I 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. To learn more about how to support CRN-I’s efforts, contact Haiuyen Nguyen at or 202-204-7669.

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Note to Editor: CRN-I is an international arm of the U.S.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry.