Official Submissions

IACM submits official comments to federal agencies and international government bodies to advocate on behalf of our members and the color industry during the legislative and rulemaking process.  A selection of our recent comments are linked below.
US Regulatory Comments
  • USDA National Organic Program 2018 Proposed Amendments to Color Listing IACMComments
  • US FDA Draft Guidance for Industry: Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives in Food IACM Comments
  • US FDA Use of the term “natural” in the labeling of human food products IACM Comments
  • USDA National Organic Program 2018 Sunset Review IACM Comments (4/2016); IACM Comments (10/2016)
  • USDA National Organic Program 2017 Sunset Review IACM Comments
  • US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau  Disclosure of Cochineal Extract and Carmine in the Labeling of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages  IACM Comments
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Lacey Act Implementation Proposal IACM Comments
  • US FDA Color Certification Issues IACM Letter
  • US FDA’s Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Bioterrorism Act Proposal  IACM Comments

International Regulatory Comments

  • EU Revised Carmine Specifications IACM Comments
  • Philippines Revised Regulatory Guidelines Concerning Food Additives and Processing Aids IACM Comments
  • Health Canada’s Proposed Amendments to Maximum Levels for Amaranth IACM Comments
  • Chile Proposed Amendments to Food Additive Regulations IACM Comments
  • Thai FDA Proposed Revisions to MLs for Some Food Colors IACM Comments
  • Health Canada’s Proposed Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations on Food Colors IACM Comments
  • Health Canada’s Request for Information on Color Additive Specifications IACM Comments
  • Customs Union’s Proposed Warning Labeling of Specific Colors in Food Products  IACM Comments
  • Korea FDA Drug Safety Policy Division’s Proposed limitations on use of color additives in pharmaceutical products IACM Comments
  • Health Canada’s Proposal to Improve Food Color Labeling Requirements IACM Comments
  • Korea FDA’s Proposed Draft Standards for Quality Certification of Children’s Favorite Food and Proposed Amendments to Standards and Specifications for Food Additives IACM Comments