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What is FDA?

What is FDA?


1、What is FDA?

FDA is authorized by the U.S. Congress, which is the highest law enforcement agency specializing in food and drug management. 

Strictly speaking, there is no FDA certification, as the FDA itself said. Generally speaking, FDA certification mainly refers to the following three types: FDA registration, FDA testing and FDA approval.

① FDA registration: enterprises exporting food, drugs and medical devices to the United States must register with FDA to list enterprises and products, otherwise the customs will not clear customs, which is a mandatory requirement.

② FDA testing: FDA testing refers more to the safety testing of food contact materials, testing of product contact packaging, biocompatibility testing of medical products, clinical safety testing, etc.

③ FDA approval: this kind of drug is generally aimed at many drugs, which is to allow this drug to go on the market

2、FDA responsibilities

To ensure the safety of domestically produced or imported food, cosmetics, medical devices, laser radiation products, tobacco, etc

3、 FDA control scope

List of FDA regulated product categories (list):

Food: dietary supplements, bottled water, food additives, infant formula, pet food, etc; Cosmetics: cosmetics color additives, skin moisturizers and cleaners, nail polish, perfume, etc.

Medical devices: masks, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, human vaccines, dental equipment, surgical implants, artificial limbs and other laser radiation products: microwave ovens, X-ray equipment, sunglasses, etc;

Veterinary products: livestock feed, pet food, veterinary medicine, etc;

Tobacco products: cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, self-contained cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, etc.

4、 What is FDA registration

FDA registration is to register companies and enterprises and obtain the registration number

FDA has food, medical products, drugs, cosmetics, food contact materials and other categories

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