US Food and Drug Administration


Functions of the agency

  • Oversees items accounting for 20 cents of every dollar spent by customers
  • Scientific, regulatory, and public health agency
  • It's jurisdiction includes most food products (other than meat and poultry), human and animal drugs, therapeutic devices, radiation-emitting products for consumer, medical, and occupational use, cosmetics, and animal feed
  • Responsible for protecting and promoting public health
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