December 16, 2020
The Executive Director’s Annual Letter for 2020 provides an overview of the year’s activities and look to the year ahead. Feel free to share with colleagues and customers who may benefit from involvement with IACM.
December 4, 2020
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published a proposed rule, entitled “Secure Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely” (SUNSET). The stated intent of the proposed rule is to enhance the Department’s implementation of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), which requires federal agencies to publish in the Federal Register “a plan for the periodic […]
December 3, 2020
IACM submitted comments in response to the WTO notification by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf draft Technical Regulation for “Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs” seeking greater alignment with global regulatory bodies, in particular with the Codex General Standard for Food Additives and the Saudi […]
October 5, 2020
IACM submitted comments to the National Organic Standards Board in advance of its October 2020 meeting, supporting the relisting of colors on the National List. Colors continue to be important to organic food products and there is currently insufficient organic supply to warrant their Sunset. IACM Comments
September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has published a draft risk assessment for public input after being tasked by the California Legislature to conduct “a risk assessment of the potential impacts of synthetic food dyes on children, particularly for neurobehavioral and other neurologic effects” in 2018. IACM […]
March 25, 2020
The global color industry is an important part of the food supply chain and as such designated as an essential business is many countries. IACM joined 110 other associations in a letter supporting a consistent definition of “critical infrastructure” across the country that has been delivered to the White House and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure […]
February 13, 2020
IACM hosted a web event to provide Codex delegates, or any interested person, information on the use of food colors along with the progress of color provisions at JECFA and Codex and specific considerations for upcoming 52nd Codex Committee on Food Additives. IACM Codex Outreach Webinar IACM Colors at Codex Handout
January 13, 2020
Health Canada’s Food Directorate received a food additive submission seeking approval for the use of spirulina extract as a coloring agent in unstandardized confectionery at a maximum level of use of 2%. After reviewing the safety information submitted, Health Canada has published a proposal to enable the use of spirulina extract as a coloring agent […]
December 16, 2019
The Executive Director’s Annual Letter for 2019 provides an overview of the year’s activities and look to the year ahead. Feel free to share with colleagues and customers who may benefit from involvement with IACM.
November 25, 2019
IACM is pleased to welcome Cormart Nigeria Limited to its membership as a new Associate member. Cormart is a 39 year old company based in Lagos, Nigeria that is a buyer, producer, seller and reseller of caramel.