WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the passage of S. 510, FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FDAFSMA) in the United States Senate, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement:
Statement by Steve Mister, President & CEO, CRN:
"CRN is pleased that the Senate today passed S. 510, FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FDAFSMA). CRN and its member companies support this bill because of the added enforcement tools it would provide to FDA and the extra protections it would provide for consumers.
"We congratulate Senators Tom Harkin, Mike Enzi, Dick Durbin, Judd Gregg and all of the bill's co-sponsors for working together to craft effective legislation and rally bipartisan support for this important bill. Their leadership was instrumental in bringing about passage of S. 510 and we thank them for their hard work and success.
"It is our hope now that the House of Representatives will take up this bill and come to a quick resolution and send it without delay to the President for his signature.
"The dietary supplement industry, which is regulated as a category of food under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), is committed to supporting efforts that will help ensure consumers have access to safe and high-quality dietary supplement products. It is imperative that FDA has the tools it needs to help protect our nation's food supply, including dietary supplements. This bill is critical."
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally. Our member companies manufacture popular national brands as well as the store brands marketed by major supermarkets, drug store and discount chains. These products also include those marketed through natural food stores and mainstream direct selling companies. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our 75+ manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as CRN's Code of Ethics. Learn more about us at www.crnusa.org.
SOURCE Council for Responsible Nutrition