IACM at AOAC International

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IACM staff and members are participating in a session chaired by Dr. Bhakti Harp of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at the upcoming AOAC International 2017 meeting. The session will be Monday, September 25 at 3:30 pm and the Conference is in Atlanta, GA. More information about the Conference is available here. The session […]

IACM Session at IFT17

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For everyone attending IFT this year – make sure to attend Session 097: New Research in Support of the Safety of Synthetic Colors! The session will be held Wednesday, June 28 at 1 pm in Titian 2201A and will feature talks from IACM’s Scientific Director Dr. Maria Bastaki, as well as IACM member Dr. George […]

Comments Submitted to FDA on Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives in Food Draft Guidance

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IACM has submitted comments to the docket established by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking feedback on its Draft Guidance for Industry: Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives in Food. (more…)

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IACM Tartrazine & Allura Red Publications

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IACM recently published two studies in Food and Chemical Toxicology, which were undertaken in response to a 2013 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion that recommended that new tests be carried out to address uncertainties related to the color’s possible genotoxicity. (more…)

IACM Exposure Project Publication

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IACM has sponsored a refined exposure assessment using data provided by its member companies and the resulting publication is now available in the peer reviewed journal, Food Additives & Contaminants. The publication reinforces IACM’s long standing position that food color use as currently practiced in the United States is safe (more…)

IACM Opposes California SB504

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IACM is part of a coalition effort against California SB504, which submitted this opposition letter to the Chair of the California Health Committee last week. This bill, if passed, would create many problems while not offering any solutions to consumers.  (more…)

Membership News – E&J Gallo/SJVC

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IACM is pleased to welcome E&J Gallo Winery/San Joaquin Valley Concentrates to its growing membership. San Joaquin Valley Concentrates (SJVC) has been a supplier of grape juice concentrates, natural colors, and grape seed extract to the food and beverages industries for more than two decades. SJVC is a division of E&J Gallo Winery and is […]

Titanium Dioxide Safety

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Only synthetically produced titanium dioxide is used as a color additive, and it is the white color of choice in most food, drug and cosmetic applications. It has consistently been proven as safe for use in approved applications. Curious to learn more? Click here.

2016 Executive Director’s Letter

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The Executive Director’s Annual Letter for 2016 provides an overview of the year’s activities, assessment of the state of the association, and look to the year ahead.  Feel free to share with colleagues and customers who may benefit from involvement with IACM.

IACM Statement on Codex GSFA

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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 […]