The scope covered by the laws that govern the FDA, it’s authority spills over into areas of other government agencies. As a result, the FDA’s responsibilities are closely linked to the responsibilities of these government agencies. Therefore, it is not surprising for the FDA to work closely with other federal government agencies. This article will list some of the government agencies that have functions related and linked to the FDA.
There are a number of government agencies that have functions related to that of the FDA. Some of these agencies include:
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Regulates many types of advertising
- The Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) – Regulates aspects of alcohol production, importation, wholesale distribution, labelling, and advertising
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – Works to ensure the safety of consumer products such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, household chemicals. And other products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical all mechanical hazard
- The Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – Works to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States. These include the manufacture, distribution and dispensing of illegally produced controlled substances.
- The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service – Regulates aspects of the safety and labelling of traditional (non-game) meats, poultry and egg products.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Regulates many aspects of pesticides. In addition, it sets limits on how much of a pesticide may be used on food during growing and processing. And it sets limits on how much can remain on the food you buy.
- The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) – Center for Veterinary Biologics. Regulates aspects of veterinary vaccines and other types of veterinary biologics.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Regulates aspects of our drinking water.