• Decrease
  • Normal
  • Increase
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

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 - 2012

Skip graphic and jump to text data

TimeTargetPercentage
Oct 20117594
Nov 20117593
Dec 20117585
Jan 20127579
Feb 20127587
Mar 20127593
Apr 20127593
May 20127596
Jun 20127591
Jul 20127590
Aug 20127591
Sep 20127588

FY 2012 Overall: 90%

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

Fiscal Year - 2012
Skip graphic and jump to text data.

TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A608
Nov 2011N/A489
Dec 2011N/A512
Jan 2012N/A469
Feb 2012N/A552
Mar 2012N/A593
Apr 2012N/A548
May 2012N/A576
Jun 2012N/A547
Jul 2012N/A496
Aug 2012N/A443
Sep 2012N/A476

FY 2012 Total: 6,309

Total number of batch certifications issued during the month

Fiscal Year - 2012
Skip graphic and jump to text data.

TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A649
Nov 2011N/A525
Dec 2011N/A602
Jan 2012N/A595
Feb 2012N/A631
Mar 2012N/A635
Apr 2012N/A592
May 2012N/A601
Jun 2012N/A603
Jul 2012N/A553
Aug 2012N/A486
Sep 2012N/A540

FY 2012 Total: 7,012

Glossary

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.