CRN's new membership dues plan will reduce dues for many companies

The new dues plan also addresses continued industry consolidation and provides an equitable rate structure.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN; Washington, D.C.) new membership dues plan will reduce annual dues for many of its members in 2022. The new dues plan also addresses continued industry consolidation and provides an equitable rate structure.

“This change opens the playing field to more companies,” said CRN Chairman Barry Ritz, PhD, vice president of science, regulatory, and innovation at Nestle Health Science, in a press release. “Midsize companies that previously perceived us as ‘too expensive’ now have the opportunity to secure a seat at the CRN table.”

With the new rate scheme, many companies will see a reduction in their annual dues, particularly those with $50–$400 million in annual sales. Only companies with annual sales over $400 million will see a dues increase that will be phased in over a three-year period.

“CRN members recognize the return on their investment in membership is unmatched in this industry,” said Steve Mister, CRN’s president and CEO, in a press release. “The evolution in our dues structure ensures CRN can continue to provide our members with the industry leadership, government engagement, and experienced counsel they rely on.”