The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for the safety regulation of most types of foods, dietary supplements, drugs, vaccines, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics. The FDA also enforces section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and the associated regulations, including sanitation requirements on interstate travel as well as specific rules for control of disease on products ranging from pet turtles to semen donations for assisted reproductive medicine techniques.
The FDA is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
The agency is currently organized into the following major subdivisions,each focused on a major area of regulatory responsibility:
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)