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 […]

Comments to Chile Amendment to Food Additive Regulations

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IACM submitted comments today to Chile in response to WTO notification G/SPS/N/CHL/524, which as proposed would modify the list of acceptable colors and establish new maximum levels for some accepted colors.

JECFA Increases ADI for Tartrazine

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JECFA has released its summary and conclusions from the 82nd meeting that took place in Geneva on June 7-16. For Tartrazine, JECFA increased the previously established ADI from 0-7.5 to 0–10 mg/kg bw, based on the no-observed-adverse-effect-level (NOAEL) of 984 mg/kg bw/day in a chronic rat study. The meeting reviewed the safety evaluation of 10 food additives, based on information […]

JECFA Maintains ADI for Allura Red

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JECFA has released its summary and conclusions from the 82nd meeting that took place in Geneva on June 7-16. The meeting reviewed the safety evaluation of  Allura Red AC based on information submitted by IACM. For Allura Red AC, JECFA concluded that new data that became available since its last evaluation do not give reason to revise […]

Membership News – Naturex

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IACM is pleased to welcome Naturex to its membership.  Naturex is a 25 year old company that sources, manufactures and markets natural specialty ingredients to the food, health and cosmetics industries, offering a wide choice of colors from natural sources. Naturex is headquartered in France. We look forward to Naturex’s involvement in the association.

IACM Sends Delegation to 48th CCFA in Xi’an, China

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IACM sent a delegation to the 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), held in Xi’an, China on March 14-18, 2016. Led by IACM’s Scientific Director, Dr. Maria Bataki, the delegation also included representatives from IACM member companies Colorcon, Kalsec, Sensient, and WILD Flavors.

IACM Exposure Survey Results

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IACM has undertaken an exposure assessment with an independent contractor to estimate the daily intake of seven FD&C straight colors and five FD&C color lakes among the U.S. population. The purpose of this undertaking was to assess population exposure to food color additives based on realistic use levels as practiced currently by industry in the […]

Membership News – Kellogg Company

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IACM recently added the Kellogg Company to our membership. Kellogg’s is a more than 100 year old company manufacturing breakfast cereal, wholesome snacks, cookies and crackers. Kellogg’s headquarters is in Battle Creek, MI.