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 […]
November 11, 2011
Recent rumors that the Southampton colors are banned in Europe are not accurate. As part of an overall re-assessment of the safety of all food additives, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS) has recently re-evaluated many food colors, including the six synthetic colors used […]
May 9, 2011
Comments Submitted to Customs Union proposed warning labeling of specific colors in food products IACM expressed concerns related to the draft regulation that includes a warning labeling requirement for color additives azorubine E122, yellow quinolinic E104, yellow “sundawn” FCF E110, red charming AC E129, ponseau 4R E124 and tartazine in food products. Read IACM’s comments.
April 22, 2011
Comments Submitted to Korea FDA on Proposed limitations on use of color additives in pharmaceutical products IACM expressed concerns on the draft proposal related to a limitation of 0.1% on the use of a number of specific color additives in pharmaceutical and supplement products. Read IACM’s comments
March 31, 2011
The FDA Advisory Committee concluded, based on available evidence, that there is no established causal relationship between the intake of color additives and hyperactivity in children. The Committee voted against recommending additional labeling beyond the name of the color. They agreed that additional studies are warranted. Read IACM’s comments.
June 29, 2010
IACM standby statement confirming the safety of color additives and reassuring consumers that food dyes are well-tested. Standby Statement
April 29, 2010
Comments to Health Canada Proposal to Improve Food Color Labeling Requirements IACM expressed support for the Health Canada proposal, with the exception to the reference of annatto. Read IACM Comments