John Hathcock, CRN Senior Scientist, Retires

July 10, 2012

The former FDA senior scientist has spent 17 years with CRN.

John Hathcock, PhD, has officially retired from his roles as senior scientist and vice president of scientific and international affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, DC). Hathcock, who worked at CRN for 17 years, will remain a part-time consultant for the association.

“We have been privileged to have someone of Dr. Hathcock’s caliber, intelligence, and dedication represent CRN in its pursuit to make dietary supplements safe for the world, and make the world safe for dietary supplements,” said CRN president and CEO Steve Mister. “He is highly revered within the dietary supplement industry, well-regarded in scientific circles, and strongly respected throughout the international regulatory world.”

A former senior scientist at FDA, Hathcock is credited with helping secure non-governmental organization (NGO) status for CRN in the Codex Alimentarius. Hathcock also represented CRN and its member companies at Codex meetings. He has served on various industry editorial boards, nutrition and food science societies, and is a published author in peer-reviewed scientific and regulatory journals.