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 […]

IACM Responds to Rumors Surrounding the Use of Certain Synthetic Colors

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 […]

IACM Comments

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.

IACM 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

FDA Advisory Committee Finds No Causal Relationship Between Color Additives and Hyperactive Behavior

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.

IACM Reaffirms Safety of Food Dyes

June 29, 2010

IACM standby statement confirming the safety of color additives and reassuring consumers that food dyes are well-tested. Standby Statement

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