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Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances

March 19, 2018

Agricultural Marketing Service’s request for comments regarding the Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances IACM submitted comments to the AMS request for comments as they impact color extracts. Comments


2017 Executive Director’s Letter

December 13, 2017

The Executive Director’s Annual Letter for 2017 provides an overview of the year’s activities, assessment of the state of the association, and look to the year ahead.  Feel free to share with colleagues and customers who may benefit from involvement with IACM.


Philippines Revised Regulatory Guidelines

October 4, 2017

Revised Regulatory Guidelines Concerning Food Additives and Processing Aids IACM submitted comments to the Philippines FDA Comments


IACM at AOAC International

September 1, 2017

IACM staff and members are participating in a session chaired by Dr. Bhakti Harp of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at the upcoming AOAC International 2017 meeting. The session will be Monday, September 25 at 3:30 pm and the Conference is in Atlanta, GA. More information about the Conference is available here. The session […]


IACM Session at IFT17

June 22, 2017

For everyone attending IFT this year – make sure to attend Session 097: New Research in Support of the Safety of Synthetic Colors! The session will be held Wednesday, June 28 at 1 pm in Titian 2201A and will feature talks from IACM’s Scientific Director Dr. Maria Bastaki, as well as IACM member Dr. George […]


IACM Confirms Safety of Color Additives

May 4, 2017

Dr. Maria Bastaki to Present Findings at IFT17 WASHINGTON (May 4, 2017) — The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) recently released three studies that confirm prior assumptions that synthetic color additives are safe for human consumption. Founded in 1972 by color industry leaders as the Certified Color Manufacturers Association, IACM continues to be a […]


Tartrazine & Allura Red Publications

May 1, 2017

IACM recently published two studies in Food and Chemical Toxicology, which were undertaken in response to a 2013 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion that recommended that new tests be carried out to address uncertainties related to the color’s possible genotoxicity. The opinion was specific to Allura Red, but the recommendation applied to 5 other […]


IACM Comments Submitted to FDA on Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives Draft Guidance

May 1, 2017

IACM has submitted comments to the docket established by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking feedback on its Draft Guidance for Industry: Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives in Food. Although FDA’s intent may have been to clarify certain terms used in both the fruit and vegetable juice color additive regulations, the practical […]


IACM Exposure Project Publication

April 19, 2017

IACM has sponsored a refined exposure assessment using data provided by its member companies and the resulting publication is now available in the peer reviewed journal, Food Additives & Contaminants. The publication reinforces IACM’s long standing position that food color use as currently practiced in the United States is safe and does not result in excessive exposure to the […]


Canada – Amaranth

March 17, 2017

Health Canada Proposal to Modify Permitted Uses of Amaranth IACM submitted comments in response to Health Canada’s proposal to modify the currently permitted uses of amaranth in various foods. Comments


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