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US Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

The United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is a set of laws giving authority to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to oversee the safety of food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. In 1968, the Electronic Product Radiation…

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Foundation of FDA

This law was the culmination of about 100 bills over a quarter-century that aimed to rein in long-standing, serious abuses in the consumer product marketplace. View Source

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Foundation of USDA

On May 15, 1862, President Lincoln signed legislation to establish the USDA and two and a half years later in his final message to Congress, Lincoln called USDA "The People's Department." Through our work on food, agriculture, economic development, science,…

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