Food and Drug Administration

Definition of Food and Drug Administration

An agency within the Department of Health and Human Services established to set safety and quality standards for foods, drugs, cosmetics, and other household substances sold as consumer products. Among the basic tasks of the FDA are research, inspection and licensing of drugs for manufacturing and distribution. This agency is in charge of administering Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (q.v.).

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