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CRN-I Fifth Annual Symposium to Address Dietary Supplement Quality
—16 October Meeting in Brisbane Convenient to Codex Meeting—

Manno, Switzerland, 14 August 2014—CRN-I, the international arm of the U.S.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), will hold its fifth annual symposium on Thursday, 16 October, in Brisbane, Australia. The symposium, “A Quality Dietary Supplement: Before You Start and After It’s Marketed,” will feature experts who will discuss how companies and regulatory agencies ensure quality supplements for consumers.

“Consumers worldwide deserve quality dietary supplements formulated with wholesome ingredients and manufactured according to specific standards. In addition, quality dietary supplement products must meet their label claims throughout shelf life,” said James C. Griffiths, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and international affairs, CRN-I. “From ingredient sourcing and supplier verification to safeguarding against contamination and adulteration, it’s a complex journey from raw materials to the store shelves. We’ve gathered top scientific, regulatory and business authorities to share valuable insights on best practices for this process.”

The CRN-I meeting is being held in tandem with the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) for the convenience of international regulators and other stakeholders who may be attending the Codex meeting. CRN-I recommends this symposium for company sourcing agents; product stewardship personnel; regulatory and scientific affairs specialists; and third-party and standards-setting organizations; as well as international regulators and Codex country and non-governmental organization delegates.

In past years, CRN-I’s symposium has drawn representatives from not only the developed countries of Europe, the Americas and Asia, but also many regulatory experts from developing countries who might be in the process of furthering their own domestic dietary supplement safety, efficacy and quality standards. Summary proceedings of previous CRN-I symposia were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and are available on CRN-I’s website in several languages. CRN-I plans to publish a summary document of this fifth symposium, as well.

Registration is complimentary for government regulators, official country delegations to Codex and full-time academics, and there is a nominal fee for other attendee categories.  Participants should contact CRN-I for the registration details. See the CRN-I website for more information: and contact Dr. Griffiths or Haiuyen Nguyen for details on registration:

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