Significant Progress on Colors at CCFA

An IACM delegation attended the 51st Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA),  held March 25-29 in Jinan, China.

Around 40 draft provisions within three confectionery food categories were endorsed for adoption in the General Standard for Food Additives. This marks the first round of substantial progress toward achieving greater global harmonization of color standards.

What are Colors?

Technically, color additives are any dye, pigment or substance that can impart color when added or applied to a food, drug, cosmetic or to the human body.

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