IACM 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.

  • Carl Mroz, Colorcon gave a presentation entitled ‘European Consumer Perception and Attitudes to Food Colour’;
  • Valerie Rayner, FMC Health & Nutrition gave a presentation entitled ‘Colouring Foods – EU Regulatory Approach’;
  • Dirk Cremer, DSM gave a presentation entitled ‘Conceptual Framework for ‘Natural’ (Colours)’ at the opening day of the conference as part of the NATCOL Panel on EU Regulatory Issues.

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 the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place in Barcelona on 15/16 May 2014, 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.