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Import food samples received and analyzed in the month

Dictionary: The “Samples Received” measures represent the number of samples collected by the Investigator and received by the lab. Only physical samples are received by the lab. Non physical samples consist of documentary samples and do not require lab analysis. It is unlikely that “Samples Received” will equal “Samples Analyzed.”

Data for samples analyzed may contain samples that were received at the end of the previous fiscal year and not analyzed until the beginning of the current fiscal year. Similarly, samples collected the end of the current fiscal year may not be analyzed until the beginning of the next fiscal year. Therefore, the samples received counts and samples analyzed counts are not necessarily the same samples for a given month or fiscal year.

Some samples may be analyzed multiple times with each analysis counted separately. The different analyses vary in the time needed to complete. Therefore, samples analyzed may be counted in more than one month. Different analyses include chemical and microbiological analyses.

Some samples are Documentary samples that do not require a lab analysis. These samples will not appear in the samples analyzed measure but do appear in the samples received measure. “DOC” samples consist of records only, collected for the purpose of verifying the receipt and/or shipment of a particular product in interstate commerce.

Analyzed samples are categorized by a 1 through 5 classification system; (1) In compliance, (2) requires no regulatory action, (3) adverse findings, (4) no classification required, (5) Sample not analyzed or reviewed.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetImport Samples Received
Oct 2011N/A2,605
Nov 2011N/A2,527
Dec 2011N/A2,360
Jan 2012N/ATBD
Feb 2012N/ATBD
Mar 2012N/ATBD
Apr 2012N/ATBD
May 2012N/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

FY 2012 YTD: 7,492

Import food samples analyzed in the month

Dictionary: Microbiological and chemical tests are performed to ensure the safety of imported food products.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetImport Samples Analyzed
Oct 2011N/A2,352
Nov 2011N/A2,687
Dec 2011N/A2,641
Jan 2012N/ATBD
Feb 2012N/ATBD
Mar 2012N/ATBD
Apr 2012N/ATBD
May 2012N/ATBD
Jun 2012N/ATBD
Jul 2012N/ATBD
Aug 2012N/ATBD
Sep 2012N/ATBD

FY 2012 YTD: 7,680

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