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The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.[1]

Notes and references

  1. "FDA takes step to help ensure the safety of imported food: Agency releases new proposed rules under FSMA for verifying foreign suppliers and accrediting third-party auditors" news release by the FDA July 26, 2013