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Percentage of Requests for Certification of a Batch of Color Additives for which certification is issued within 5 business days during the month

Dictionary: The law requires that certain color additives be tested and certified by FDA before they can be used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and pet foods. The Color Certification Program tests each and every batch of these color additives, which come from more than 31 domestic and foreign manufacturers. It is estimated that there is only a two week supply of color between FDA certification laboratories and manufacturers of finished products for purchase by U.S. consumers. FDA continues to strive for accurate and timely testing to ensure that this flow of safe certified color additives is not interrupted.

Information is current as of December 31, 2012.

Fiscal Year - 2011

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TimeTargetPercentage
Oct 20107584
Nov 20107582
Dec 20107584
Jan 20117581
Feb 20117582
Mar 20117583
Apr 20117568
May 20117581
Jun 20117585
Jul 20117586
Aug 20117591
Sep 20117591

FY 2011 Overall: 83%

Total number of batch certifications issued within 5 business days during the month

Fiscal Year - 2011
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A381
Nov 2010N/A437
Dec 2010N/A489
Jan 2011N/A425
Feb 2011N/A437
Mar 2011N/A512
Apr 2011N/A360
May 2011N/A398
Jun 2011N/A518
Jul 2011N/A460
Aug 2011N/A476
Sep 2011N/A396

FY 2011 Total: 5,289

Total number of batch certifications issued during the month

Fiscal Year - 2011
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A454
Nov 2010N/A531
Dec 2010N/A580
Jan 2011N/A522
Feb 2011N/A533
Mar 2011N/A616
Apr 2011N/A526
May 2011N/A494
Jun 2011N/A608
Jul 2011N/A537
Aug 2011N/A524
Sep 2011N/A436

FY 2011 Total: 6,361

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