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Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 1938, 1954, 1958 (FFDCA) By Catherine Cabot Period 6
FFDCA The Draft Year was 1938 The Amendment Years were 1954 and 1958 This piece of legislation is national (U.S.) THE FFDCA) is a set of laws passed by Congress in 1938 giving authority to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics.
FFDCA (continued) This act was introduced due to heavy influence by the death of more than 100 patients due to a sulfanilamide medication where diethylene glycol was used to dissolve the drug and make a liquid form. THE FFDCA has nine chapters that cover the definitions of foods, drugs, etc.; prohibited acts and penalties; food; drugs and devices; cosmetics; general authority; imports and exports; and miscellaneous. For example, The FFDCA requires producers of food additives to demonstrate to a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from the intended use of an additive. If the FDA finds an additive to be safe the agency issues a regulation specifying the conditions under which the additive may be safely used.
FFDCA Environmental Issues Agency/Group Responsible for Regulation and Enforcement The environmental issues include protection of human health and safety by preventing the harm that can come from such things as food additives, medicinal drugs and cosmetic products. The Food and Drug Admionistration (FDA) is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of the act.