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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.


IACM Pleased with Results of FDA Exposure Study on FD&C Colors

August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 27, 2014) – The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) is pleased with the US Food and Drug Administration’s findings that all exposure estimates for FD&C colors are well below the acceptable daily intake levels previously identified by the FDA. The study estimated exposure for each FD&C color additive for the US […]


International Association of Color Manufacturers Applauds Revised EFSA Acceptable Daily Intake for Sunset Yellow

July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2014) – The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS Panel) has raised its acceptable daily intake (ADI) to 4 mg/kg body weight per day for Sunset Yellow, a food color used in a variety of foods and certified in the US […]


IACM Reiterates FD&C Colors Consumed at Safe Levels

May 8, 2014

Washington, DC, May 8, 2014 – Ensuring the safety of color ingredients used in the products consumers enjoy – and maintaining the public’s confidence in that safety – is the color industry’s primary goal. The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM), which represents both color manufacturers and consumer product companies that use color, understands that the […]


IACM in Ingredients Insight

November 18, 2013

IACM will be featured in a cover story in the upcoming December issue of Ingredients Insight. Sarah Codrea, Executive Director, with assistance from member companies, contributed the piece to the magazine. An online issue of the magazine, which can be viewed here. The article, “A Bright Future” appears on pages 64 & 65.


IACM Educational Webinar Series

May 8, 2013

The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) is excited to announce the IACM Educational Webinar Series. In a series of three webinars, IACM will focus on a number of food color-related topics, including the labeling of ‘natural’ colors, the role of Codex in developing global color regulations, and the challenges industry faces to the safety […]


IACM Op Ed on Brilliant Blue Published in Food and Chemical Toxicology

April 19, 2013

Link to Op Ed


CQ Researcher IACM Op-Ed

August 3, 2012

Click here to view the Op-Ed by IACM regarding synthetic color additives in the August, 2012, Issue of CQ Researcher. Courtesy of CQ Researcher. Courtesy of CQ Researcher.  Click here to read the full issue (CQ Researcher subscription required)


2-Methylimidazole (2-MeI) is Not Present in Caramel Colors

July 27, 2012

Contrary to published reports, 2-Methylimidazole (2-MeI), which was listed as known to the State of California to cause cancer effective June 22, 2012, is not present in caramel color. A National Toxicology Program (NTP) report utilized in the Proposition 65 determination included a statement indicating the presence of 2-MeI in caramel colors (December 2004; NTP […]


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