Food and Drug Administration
The United States Food and Drug Administration
is the government agency responsible for regulating food, cosmetics, medical devices, biologics and blood products in the United States.
One aspect of its jurisdiction over food is regulation of the content of health claims on food labels.
- 1927 - The "Bureau of Chemistry" is reorganized into two separate entities. Regulatory functions are located in the "Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration", and nonregulatory research is located in the "Bureau of Chemistry and Soils".
- 1930 - The name of the "Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration" is shortened to "Food and Drug Administration" (FDA) under an agricultural appropriations act.
- 1951 - Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act Amendments PL 82-215
- 1953 - Flammable Fabrics Act PL 83-88
- 1960 - Federal Hazardous Substances Labeling Act PL 86-613
- 1962 - Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act Amendments PL 87-781
- 1965 - Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act PL 89-92
- 1966 - Fair Packaging and Labeling Act PL 89-755
- 1966 - Child Protection Act PL 89-756
- 1970 - Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act Amendments PL 91-222
- 1972 - Consumer Products Safety Act PL 92-573
- 1976 - Medical Device Regulation Act PL 94-295
- 1986 - Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act PL 99-252
- 1988 - Anti-drug Abuse Act PL 100-690
- 1990 - Nutrition Labeling and Education Act PL 101-535