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IACM Comments

October 24, 2016

National Organic Standards Board IACM submitted comments in response to the Agricultural Marketing Service’s request for comments regarding the National Organic Standards Board meeting in support of beta-Carotene extract color. Comments


Speakers Announced for the Upcoming 2016 IACM Global Color Conference

September 30, 2016

Program to Focus on the Evolution of Using Color in Food Products WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2016) – The International Association of Color Manufacturers is hosting its 2016 Global Color Conference, November 15-16, at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, in Arlington, VA. This year’s theme, “Navigating the Evolving Landscape for Food Colors,” will offer those attending […]


IACM Statement on Codex GSFA

August 2, 2016

IACM is the trade association that represents the manufacturers and end-users of coloring substances that are used in foods, including natural and synthetic colors. IACM participates as a nongovernmental observer at the Codex Alimentarius Commission, particularly at the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), which considers colors for inclusion in the General Standard of Food […]


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


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