Presentation on theme: "Name, Draft Year, Amendment Years, International or National Name: The United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) Draft Year: 1938 Amendment."— Presentation transcript:
Name, Draft Year, Amendment Years, International or National Name: The United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) Draft Year: 1938 Amendment Years: 1954,1958 International/National: National
Description of Function; Environmental Issues Affected Function: 1) The first goal is to protect the publics safety. The act regulates the safety, purity, and the effectiveness of some of the products, like drugs. 2) The second major goal of the act is to disclose information. The product labeling must be truthful and accurate. The act prohibits inaccurate product labeling and provides civil and criminal enforcement if a company prints inaccurate labels on their products. The U.S. federal government is authorized to inspect, test, approve, and set safety standards to foods, drugs, chemicals and cosmetics. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provides factory inspection for safety and purity standards. New drugs, medical devices, and food additives must receive the FDA's stamp of approval as safe before being marketed to the public. Environmental Issues: The FFDCA regulates the establishment of pesticide tolerances for pesticide residues in or on commodities for human food and animal feed. Thus, it regulates what we eat and what our animals eat.
Agency/Group Responsible for Regulation and Enforcement Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for implementing. FFDCA limits pesticide residues on food in interstate commerce (including imports). The FDA is responsible for $1 trillion a year worth of products and ensures safety and effectiveness of all foods (except meats and poultry), drugs, biological products, medical devices, animal drugs, animal food, and cosmetics.