CRN Responds to SSCI Draft Standards

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Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) issued a statement in response to the Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative’s (SSCI) publication of draft standards against which the industry can benchmark dietary supplement audit programs, expressing optimism that the initiative will bring stability and predictability to supplement audits.

Steve Mister, president and CEO of CRN, said in the release: “By assuring that products in the supply chain meet the expectations of manufacturers, retailers, regulators and ultimately consumers, SSCI will be able to provide adequate assurances that safety and quality indicators are being met.”

“CRN expects industry to recognize the importance of aligning audit initiatives,” Mister added, “and looks forward to SSCI collaborating with other groups with similar goals, such as the Global Retailers and Manufacturers Alliance (GRMA). We’re hopeful that groups like SSCI and GRMA will work together to standardize and improve audit processes and create consistent, compatible, and efficient solutions that best serve all aspects of the industry.”