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JECFA Increases ADI for Tartrazine

June 30, 2016

JECFA has released its summary and conclusions from the 82nd meeting that took place in Geneva on June 7-16. For Tartrazine, JECFA increased the previously established ADI from 0-7.5 to 0–10 mg/kg bw, based on the no-observed-adverse-effect-level (NOAEL) of 984 mg/kg bw/day in a chronic rat study. The meeting reviewed the safety evaluation of 10 food additives, based on information submitted by IACM. […]


JECFA Maintains ADI for Allura Red

June 27, 2016

JECFA has released its summary and conclusions from the 82nd meeting that took place in Geneva on June 7-16. The meeting reviewed the safety evaluation of  Allura Red AC based on information submitted by IACM. For Allura Red AC, JECFA concluded that new data that became available since its last evaluation do not give reason to revise the acceptable […]


IACM Comments

May 10, 2016

FDA Request for Comments and Information on the Use of the Term “Natural” in the Labeling of Human Food Products IACM submitted comments to FDA in response to FDA’s request for comments and information on the use of the term “natural” in the labeling of human food products. Comments


Comments Submitted to NOSB re: 2017 Sunset of Colors

October 8, 2015

IACM has submitted comments to the National Organics Standards Board (NOSB) in response to the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) request for comments regarding the sunset review of colors, an item on the upcoming NOSB meeting October 26-29 in Stowe, VT and the proposed Handling Subcommittee’s recommendation to the NOSB. IACM’s comments Updated to add unofficial results […]


FDA Confirms Low Exposure Levels to Color Additives

September 17, 2015

IACM to conduct additional exposure studies WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2015) – The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) is pleased that recent conclusions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed its expectations that the U.S. population is exposed to FD&C color additives at levels well below the acceptable daily intake (ADI) levels […]


The Scoop on Synthetic Colorants

September 11, 2015

Is there a difference between natural and synthetic food dyes, and is it possible that too much of either could have an effect on my health? With the prevalence of available research on the subject, it can be difficult to sift through the sometimes contradictory studies to differentiate validated facts from persistent myths. For instance, […]


IACM Comments

August 27, 2015

Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations – Nutrition Labeling, Other Labeling Provisions and Food Colors IACM submitted comments in response to Health Canada’s Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations – Nutrition Labeling, Other Labeling Provisions and Food Colors published in the Canada Gazette. Comments


The Rainbow on Your Plate

June 10, 2015

What You Should Know About Food Colors The International Food Information Council recently published a blog on food colors. To read it, click here.


IACM Letter to Editor in Clinical Pediatrics

October 6, 2014

IACM staff wrote a Letter to the Editor to Clinical Pediatrics in response to the recent Stevens et al articles on food color additives, stating that the publications were both invalid and misleading. View the full Letter here.


Global Regulation of Food Colors

September 26, 2014

IACM member Sue Ann McAvoy has written an article, “Global Regulation of Food Colors” published in the September 2014 issue of The Manufacturing Confectioner. To view the article, click here.


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