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IACM Statement on Final OEHHA Report

April 16, 2021

Media Contact: Anna Carver [email protected] 202-293-5800  April 16, 2021  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM), which represents both color manufacturers and consumer product companies that use color, believes that the safety of the food and drug supply is of paramount importance to all consumers, including children. IACM appreciates the ongoing need to conduct research into possible […]


Limited Number of GCC Speaker Opportunities Still Available

March 17, 2021

A limited number of speaker opportunities remain for the Global Color Conference taking place on November 16-18, 2021 at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, VA. Please contact Sarah Codrea if you are interested in speaking at the event. Featured speakers will discuss innovations, market insights, and technical topics along with solution sessions featuring in-depth discussions on questions, […]


Membership News: Phytolon

March 8, 2021

IACM is pleased to welcome Phytolon to its membership as a new Associate member. Phytolon is a 2.5 year old company based in Israel that uses a fermentation-based technology to produce betalain-based natural food colors. Their main contact will be Halim Jubran, Ph.D., who is Phytolon’s CEO. We look forward to Phytolon’s involvement in the association. […]


2020 Executive Director Annual Letter

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.


Comments to HHS Sunset Rule

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 […]


Comments in response to the Gulf draft Technical Regulation for “Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs

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 […]


IACM Supports Colors Remaining on the US National List

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


OEHHA Draft Report on Synthetic Food Dyes

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 […]


The Color Industry is Essential to the Global Food Supply Chain

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 […]


Codex Outreach on Food Colors

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


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