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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a scientific, regulatory, and public health agency of the U.S. government located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA has nine centers and offices and is responsible for ensuring the safety of foods, human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, cosmetics, tobacco, and radiation-emitting electronic products. The FDA covers all food products, including bottled water, with the exception of meat, poultry, and eggs, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The FDA is responsible for ensuring that the products under its jurisdiction are honestly, accurately, and informatively represented to the public. The FDA works with numerous federal, state, and local governments and agencies to carry out its duties, including the consumer ...

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