The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at a Glance
Among other things, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public
health by ensuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary
drugs, biological products and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of
our nation’s food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation.
The FDA is responsible for advancing the
public health by helping to speed innovations that make medical products more
effective, safer and more affordable; and by helping the public get the
accurate, science-based information they need to use medical products and foods
to maintain and improve their health.
For complete information regarding the FDA and
its importance for members of the produce industry, please see the following:
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