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IACM Global Color Conference 2014

Carl Mroz, Colorcon; Valerie J. Rayner, FMC Health & Nutrition and Dirk Cremer, DSM gave presentations at the opening day of the The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) Global Color Conference 2014 on ‘Making an Impact: Using Color to Safely Enhance Food and Beverage’ – Chicago September 30 – 01 October 2014

The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) hosted the second Global Color Conference on ‘Making an Impact: Using Color to Safely Enhance Food and Beverage’, at Chicago’s Marriott O’Hare from September 30 – 01 October 2014, which was highly successful. It offered leading experts the opportunity to come together to share insights about innovation in product development within the colour industry and the latest developments in colour safety and regulations from leading experts in industry, communications, and government. The Conference highlighted the industry’s ability to collaborate and innovate to meet global challenges.

The Panel was well received, and there remains a lot of interest in Colouring Foods and possible future educational opportunities on all three topics.

For the conference program please follow this link:

NATCOL Elects a New President

At this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place in Barcelona on 15/16 May, NATCOL, the Natural Food Colours Association, elected Dr. Roland Beck, Managing Director of Sensient Food Colors Europe, to serve as President for the Association. Roland Beck succeeds NATCOL's long-serving president, Bruce Henry, FMC and Phytone, who is retiring.

NATCOL wishes to express it’s appreciation to Bruce Henry, under whose guidance the Association has developed into the strong representative voice of the natural colours industry.

NATCOL welcomes Roland Beck as President and in collaboration with the team will seek to continue the excellent work of Bruce Henry to support the further development of the natural colours industry.

EU Guidance Notes on Colouring Foods Endorsed

NATCOL welcomes the new EU Guidance Notes on Colouring Foods endorsed by the Standing Committee on 29 November 2013 and which will be published during December 2013.

The new Guidance Notes, which apply from 01 January, 2014 provide a classification for colouring ingredients in foods within the EU according to a joint qualification procedure and will facilitate their equal legal assessment in all EU Member States.
NATCOL has provided comprehensive and extensive support during the discussions with the Commission over the last years and has now received the mandate to contribute with data supply for Annex III (reference values for the source materials) completion.
NATCOL will be fully involved in establishing Annex III.

Contacting NATCOL

To Contact NATCOL

Please email
or write to: General Secretariat,
PO Box 3255, Boycestown, Carrigaline, Co.Cork, Ireland

Telephone: Tel/Fax: +353-21-4919673

Registered in Schaffhauserrheinweg 125, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland


NATCOL was founded in 1979 in Basle, Switzerland and is registered in Schaffhauserrheinweg 125, CH-4002 Basel. It is an international body acting on behalf of the natural food colour industry. The association has the purpose of promoting the use of natural colours in food, feed, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. Especially, NATCOL promotes the common interests as well as the mutual protection of its members. In furtherance of this objective the association fosters individual and joint contacts between its members and national/international authorities and organisations.

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