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(FDA: Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a total of $21.8 million to support 42 states to help implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce-safety rule. The rule, which the FDA finalized in November 2015, establishes science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.

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One of the vivid images that sticks with me from my tenure at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is of the port of entry at Nogales, Arizona. There, I saw large trucks from Mexico lined up as far as the eye could see, awaiting entry into the United States‎, many loaded full with fresh produce.

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(FDA: Silver Spring, MD) -- openFDA is releasing information on medical devices that could spur innovation and advance scientific research.

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(FDA: Silver Spring, MD) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken important steps to help manufacturers develop biologic products called biosimilars. Biosimilars are highly similar to, and have no clinically meaningful differences from, an already approved biological product. Biosimilars can provide more treatment options for patients, and possibly lower treatment costs.

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Have you sometimes wondered if that “wild caught” salmon actually came from an aqua farm? Or if the “U.S. catfish” in the display case might have been born and raised in Vietnam? Is that “red snapper” actually red snapper and worth the premium price?

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Last December, Sunland Inc. entered into a court-ordered agreement imposing requirements that must be complied with if the company is to operate. This consent decree follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) suspension of Sunland’s food facility registration in November 2012.

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An important message came through loud and clear during the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) whirlwind visit to China this month: China is determined to strengthen its food safety system.

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(FDA: Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a long history of working with patients and patient advocates, beginning with the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Its interactions with patient groups have evolved since then, and the agency now works with patients representing a broad spectrum of diseases and conditions.

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(FDA: Silver Spring, MD) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three draft guidance documents on biosimilar product development to assist industry in developing such products in the United States.