In May 2021, the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI) announced the creation of a certification process for nutritional supplements containing carotenoids based in the Howard Laboratory at the NRCI and run by a new company Supplement Certified. The involvement of the late Dr Alan Howard in the initiation of the work that led to the creation of Supplement Certified is described here.
In January 2023, Tom Hennessy was appointed CEO of the company which remains based in the Howard Laboratory at the NRCI which is now part of SETU, the South East Technological University in Ireland.
A Waterford native, Tom has spent the last 30 years living and working in the United States where he owned and managed a number of businesses predominantly in the health care sector. Click here to read more about Tom.
The Howard Foundation is pleased that Professor John Nolan, the Howard Chair in Human Nutrition at SETU, together with Dr Alfonso Prado-Cabrero, have led the creation of an independent process that will help to guarantee the quality of carotenoid-containing nutritional supplements sold to the public. Their laboratory in the process of gaining ISO certification (ISO/IEC 17025:2017)