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 and April 2020 meetings, 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 (October 2020) IACM Comments (April 2020)

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

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 […]

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