U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors food, cosmetics, medicines and medical devices, and ensures the safety of radiation-emitting consumer products such as microwave ovens. FDA also oversees feed and drugs for pets and farm animals. Authorized by Congress to enforce the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several other public health laws, the agency monitors the manufacture, import, transport, storage, and sale of $1 trillion worth of goods annually.


Inside U.S. Food and Drug Administration