CRN’s Supplement OWL recognized by ASAE with industry award
WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that the Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library), the dietary supplement product registry, is the recipient of a 2017 Power of A Silver Award.
The Power of A Awards, presented by the American Society of Association Executives, showcases association initiatives that leverage their resources to solve problems, advance industry and professional performance, kick-start innovation and improve world conditions.
“We thank ASAE for honoring the Supplement OWL with a Silver Award,” stated Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN. “This award is something the entire industry can be proud of, as the registry is the product of our collective collaboration and desire to improve ourselves from within. Proactive, effective self-regulation deserves to be acknowledged, and we appreciate ASAE for recognizing this important, industry-wide program.”
The Supplement OWL was one of 32 Power of A Silver award winners this year, out of a total 149 submissions. Winning entries include programs from all corners of the association world, and are evaluated on reach, how the initiative embodies the power of associations, and the overall objective and outcome. The Power of A Awards were first launched by ASAE in 2009 to increase awareness about issues pertinent to associations and to spotlight the expertise and resources available for policymakers and other key audiences.
"As the Supplement OWL gains momentum within the industry and among stakeholders, I hope this award further motivates companies to participate in the registry,” Mister said. "Despite having only just launched in April, the Supplement OWL is already being recognized for its merits and potential benefits. The OWL is still maturing, but this award speaks to its great potential and the impressive progress it has made in only a few months.”
The Supplement OWL is an industry-wide dietary supplement product registry that will help create a more accurate and complete picture of the supplement marketplace for regulators, retailers and industry. The Supplement OWL will serve as an online resource for a variety of stakeholders to identify products, their ingredients and the companies who market them, and permit registry users to examine and evaluate labels and other product information, CRN reported.
CRN has spearheaded the effort by coordinating a collection of companies who provided design and conceptual vision, providing the initial funding and project management and implementing a marketing campaign to raise awareness in the industry. Partnering with CRN, UL, a global independent safety science company, is developing and administering the registry and the technology that will drive the Supplement OWL.
Walgreens helps older adults avoid slips and falls on ‘Senior Day’
DEERFIELD, Ill. — To help reduce the risk of injury from slips and falls, and to educate seniors in its communities, Walgreens will offer injury prevention tips and advice when it hosts a Senior Day at its stores nationwide on Aug. 1.
“Falls threaten older Americans’ independence and safety and generate enormous economic and personal costs that affect everyone,” stated Debra Houry, director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. “Together, everyone can reduce the risk of falling and prevent fall injuries.”
“With our Walgreens presence in communities throughout America, and our trusted relationship with customers, we have a great opportunity to help older adults and caregivers make homes and other environments safer and avoid injuries from slips and falls,” added Rina Shah, VP pharmacy operations Walgreens. “These injuries are often highly preventable and education is the key to prevention.”
In addition to encouraging customers to talk to pharmacy staff about fall injury prevention, Walgreens stores will have informational materials available, including a CDC “Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults” identifying ways to make the home safer. Customers who are Walgreens Balance Rewards members will receive 500 bonus points if they ask a pharmacy staff member about fall injury prevention. Additionally, members who are age 55 and older or AARP members can receive 20% off of eligible, regular-priced merchandise that day.
CRN announces addition of 11 new companies to membership roster
WASHINGTON —The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced the addition of 11 new companies to the association’s membership roster.
These companies include voting members Before Brands, Biova, Life Line Foods, Natrol, Nutrawise, Pharma Tech Industries, Shanghai Freemen and Trident Brands and associate members Michael Schaeffer, LLC, Natural Partners and SRQ-Bio.
Before Brands is a consumer product company that will soon launch an innovative line of dietary supplements enabling young families to take a proactive approach with nutrition and food allergens. Biova markets water-soluble egg membrane ingredients. And Life Line Foods specializes in the manufacturing of liquid minerals, liquid vitamins and liquid specialty nutrient formulas through Buried Treasure, their nutraceutical division.
Natrol has been a leading manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, and supplements for more than 35 years and is dedicated to empowering consumers to “Own Your Health” with the help of their top-selling products: melatonin, 5-HTP and biotin. Nutrawise is a leading manufacturer of health and wellness supplements including the line of youtheory products. Pharma Tech Industries is a family-owned-and-operated pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization.
Shanghai Freemen offers ingredients and solutions to enhance the performance, taste and nutritional benefits of some of the world's most celebrated brands. And Trident Brands is a U.S. public company specializing in the functional food, supplement and active nutrition categories with an exclusive license to manufacture Everlast branded active nutrition products and supplements in North America.
New associate members include Michael Schaeffer, which provides consultation, professional and technical services for the natural products industry with an emphasis in dietary supplement label review, product formulation, international product registration and overall support to companies which market or distribute dietary supplements. Natural Partners is a resource for health care practitioners who strive to improve patient wellness by providing education and professional-grade products. And SRQ-Bio is a Florida-based research organization equipped to support ingredient/product integrity and safety with qualitative and quantitative identity testing, and screening for GMO and pesticides.