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Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safetytobacco productsdietary supplementsprescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccinesbiopharmaceuticalsblood transfusionsmedical deviceselectromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics and veterinary products.

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Food and Drug Administration

Noun
1. a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
(synonym) FDA
(hypernym) agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority
(part-holonym) Department of Health and Human Services, Health and Human Services, HHS


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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
An agency within the Public Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services. FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws. Importantly for agriculture, a major FDA mission is to protect the safety and wholesomeness of food. In this regard, its scientists test samples to see if any substances, such as pesticide residues, are present in unacceptable amounts, it sets food labeling standards, and it sees that medicated feeds and other drugs given to animals raised for food are not threatening to the consumer’s health.
  

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FDA
= Food and Drug Administration
Agencia Estadounidense del Medicamento

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