May 18, 2021
The ALL ME® Podcast
Council for Responsible Nutrition - Amanda Darlington
Here at the ALL ME Podcast, we spend a lot of time talking about the world of Dietary Supplements. Many of those topics focus on the consumer side of the industry, but what about the supplier side? Today we are talking with Amanda Darlington from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. The CRN is a trade association representing over 190 dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed across the globe. Their mission is to sustain and enhance a climate for their members to responsibly develop, manufacture and market dietary supplements, functional food and their ingredients. They do this by ensuring their companies comply with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, while also agreeing to adhere to additional CRN voluntary guidelines and Code of Ethics.
As the Director of Government Relations, Amanda works with state and federal legislators and regulators to advocate CRN’s positions, which are the perspectives of their member companies and the industry. She builds and works with coalitions of industries and organizations with similar legislative and regulatory objectives while collaborating with their member companies and getting them looped-in and up-to-date on these initiatives. We will talk with Amanda about what current legislation she is working on, the current state of Dietary Supplement regulation, what changes she would like to see in the industry, and how we can all work together to create a safe and healthy Dietary Supplement marketplace for both consumers and suppliers.
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