The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), created in 1927, enforces the Food and Drugs Act of 1906 and related laws. Its functions were previously handled by the Bureau of Chemistry within the Department of Agriculture. FDA issues and enforces regulations related to food preparation, handling, and labeling; approves pharmaceuticals and regulates labeling; approves medical devices; regulates cosmetics; and regulates tobacco products, among its many areas of responsibility.
Government Documents provides access to many FDA publications, including the following:
FDA consumer (HE 20.4010:) Articles about various consumer health-related topics.
FDA enforcement report (HE 20.4039:) Information on enforcement actions related to illegal activities.
We have current and superseded laws and regulations concerning food, drugs, cosmetics, and other areas regulated by the FDA. We also have Congressional publications related to the FDA's activities, budget, and other matters.