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Color Certification is a Congressionally mandated program for FDA enforcement of specifications by batch certification of the certifiable color additives that are added to foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices in the United States. Under this program, the color additive manufacturers provide FDA's Color Certification Branch, CCB, with a representative sample of each color additive batch. CCB analyzes the color additive sample to ensure that it meets the specifications listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR Part 74), which identify the certifiable color additives.

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