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

Health Canada Proposal to Enable Use of Spirulina Extract

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 […]

2019 Executive Director Annual Letter

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.

Membership News

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.

IACM publishes article on safety of FD&C Yellow N. 6, Sunset Yellow FCF

September 19, 2019

The 28-day safety study assessing the potential effects of FD&C Yellow No. 6 on male reproductive parameters, such as sperm development, has been published in the journal of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Please find linked below the online article, titled “Assessment of FD&C Yellow No. 6 (Sunset Yellow FCF) effects on sperm count, motility and […]

IACM Provides Comments to Philippines WTO Notification on Registration of Lakes

September 4, 2019

Please find linked below IACM submitted comments to the recent WTO notification from the Philippines FDA, in which a draft guidelines on the registration of food products, including raw materials and food ingredients, containing aluminum lake colors, and as such food additives for further processing are shared for comment. The guidelines set out the conditions […]

Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives in Food: An Industry Whitepaper

August 5, 2019

IACM has finalized an industry whitepaper addressing appropriate defining characteristics and processing techniques for fruit and vegetable juices used as color additives in food. Industry Whitepaper (Members Only Whitepaper)

FDA Authorizes Soy Leghemoglobin as Color Additive

August 1, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in ground beef analogue products (e.g. veggie burgers). The FDA is taking this action in response to a color additive petition (CAP) submitted by Impossible Foods, Inc. Based on the data and […]


May 21, 2019

Will you be at IFT2019 in New Orleans? Stop by Room 291-292 of the Convention Center at 3:30 pm on Monday, June 3 and listen to two fabulous presenters from the IACM membership – Diego Darquea of California Natural Color and Deepti Dabas of Kalsec – speak about Opportunities for Innovation in Natural Colors.

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