Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, one of the US federal executive departments.

The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED) and veterinary products. Source: Wikipedia

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2 June 2014

US Food and Drug Administration launches openFDA

The US Food and Drug Administration has launched openFDA, an initiative that makes it easier for web developers, researchers and the public to access important public health datasets.

11 November 2013

How the FDA is policing your doughnuts

Venable food and drug attorney John Moore looks at how the FDA's stance on partially hydrogenated oils could have a huge impact on the food industry.

19 December 2012

Fonterra welcomes food safety agreement with US

Fonterra has welcomed the signing of an agreement between New Zealand and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that recognises their respective food safety systems provide comparable assurance.

25 April 2012

FDA urged to implement mandatory sodium reductions

CSPI executive director Michael Jacobson told FDA commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, that upwards of 100,000 lives could be saved annually if sodium levels in packaged and restaurant foods were halved.

11 April 2012

FDA closes US cheese producer due to Listeria

A US cheese processor has agreed to keep its products off the market until they are proven safe for consumption as part of a consent decree of permanent injunction with the FDA.

24 February 2012

US court grants injunction against raw milk producer

A federal court has granted the FDA a permanent injunction preventing Daniel Allgyer and his Rainbow Acres Farm from distributing raw milk products in final package form for human consumption.

20 February 2012

Experts defend FDA official from internet smears

A petition attacking Michael Taylor “represents the baldest sort of character assassination” and is full of factual misstatements, according to an open letter written by food safety experts.

25 January 2012

FDA warned on dangers of salt restriction

The Weston A Price Foundation (WAPF) has warned the FDA that plans for salt restriction pose a health threat to Americans of all ages, in comments submitted to the agency.

19 January 2012

New FDA food safety rules generates industry unease

The most sweeping reforms of the nation’s food safety rules in over seventy years are being implemented by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and have led to an influx of comments from the industry.

10 January 2012

FDA to increase fungicide testing in orange juice

The FDA has issued a letter alerting the orange juice processing industry to the agency’s position with respect to recent reports of finding of the fungicide carbendazim in orange juice.

9 January 2012

FDA restricts use of antibiotics in livestock

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed their decision to restrict the use of a certain class of antibiotics in cattle, pigs, chicken, and turkeys, reported in the *New York Times.*

8 December 2011

Enlist Soybeans successfully complete FDA review

Dow AgroSciences has been notified by the FDA that the agency's consultation has found both Enlist corn and Enlist soybeans to be in compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements.

2 December 2011

Quorn's 'mycoprotein' not safe, FDA told

The vat-grown mould used to make the Quorn line of meat substitutes causes gastrointestinal distress and in some cases, life-threatening anaphylactic reactions, according to the nonprofit CSPI.

26 August 2011

Reed's statement regarding FDA inquiry

Reed's has received a letter from the Irvine office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerting the company to concerns about the language describing the ingredients of two of its products.