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Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

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Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

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  1. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act By Kelsey Kafka Period 2

  2. FFDCA • The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act is a National program passed by Congress in 1938. It was Amended by Congress in 1954 to protect consumers from pesticide residues on food by adding a new section to the FFDCA. Congress also added the Additives Amendment of 1958, which included FDA to set tolerances for food additives such as cancer-causing pesticides in foods.

  3. The function of the FFDCA is to oversee the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics and make sure they are not harmful to consumers. • Environmental Issues: Food that has harmful pesticides in it cannot be sold. The Environmental Protection Agency has set up tolerance levels for the pesticides in foods.

  4. Agencies responsible for enforcement of Act • Food and Drug Administration • Drug Efficacy Study Implementation • National Academy of Sciences • Premarket Approval • Environmental Protection Agency