Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency run by the Executive Branch of the American government that makes sure that all food and medical supplies are safe to eat or use before going out to the general public. This was created by president Theodore Roosevelt after the novel by Upton Sinclair called ' The Jungle ' was released, which described the horrors in the meat industry. Questions in this category should include questions about the recall of certain foods and drugs, testing methods used by this agency, and the history of the FDA.

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Has the FDA approved cloning?

There are many different techniques that have been described as "cloning".

* animal cloning: The FDA has tested cattle, swine, and goat clones, and in 2008 found that "food derived from these sources is no different from food derived from conventionally bred animals". (See links). This ends the 2001 moratorium.

* vegetative reproduction occurs naturally in some plants, and people have used it for hundreds of years to propagate a variety of plants. For example, most cultivated bananas lack seeds and so most cultivated banana trees are clones. Such propagation has always been approved by the FDA.

* "molecular cloning", "DNA cloning", typically using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), is a standard part of DNA profiling used to identify a person (forensic testing) or close relationships (paternity testing).

* therapeutic human cloning: illegal in some countries and some of the United States.

* reproductive human cloning: illegal in many countries and most of the United States.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

What role does the Food and Drug Administration play in the federal bureaucracy?

the answer to studyisland is It creates and maintains safety regulations for foods and drugs.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Is amway nutrilite products fda approved?

Yes, Amway's Nutrilites products are FDA approved. It is a long process for the company to go through, but it is one thing the Amway company has over many other companies. Double X is and FDA approved vitamin as well as some of their other products. As well as the Site being an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau this is a great company to get involved with.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Where is the FDA headquarters located?

10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Has the FDA approved the drug Telaprevir?

No. The application for submission was completed November 23, 2010, and it is expected to take at least six months for the FDA to approve.

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Did Perry Mason ever lose a court case?

Perry Mason lost The Case of the Terrified Typist" but, of course, in the end he did find the solution to the murder case He also lost in "The Case of the Deadly Verdict". That episode begins with Perry Mason trying to find a clue in order to solve the case that he lost. He is sure that something is missing and finally he solves the mystery.

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Is the Fentanyl transdermal system Duragesic dangerous and withdraw by the FDA?

Duragesic, like any medicine, is only dangerous to those who misuse it or don't respect its potency. Typically those who it affects adversely are those who aren't opiate tolerant, and the drug is specifically intended for patients who have already been on high doses of opiates previously.

The FDA has no plans to withdraw it, though manufacturers have been working on the delivery system so that the patches can't be misused or the fentanyl extracted.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Does the FDA regulate vegan and vegetarian foods?

A food is vegan if it contains no animal products and vegetarian if it contains no animal flesh. All of these ingredients are listed on the label, so there's no need for an agency to check this claim for you. The FDA only concerns itself with health claims made by products, really. Other agencies, such as the USDA, would regulate the use of some term that can't be verified by the consumer, such as whether or not the product is organic.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Is FDA accepted the same as FDA approved?

"FDA Accepted" refers to the 510K process for Medical Devices. Medical devices are generally not "approved" but rather accepted by the FDA. The manufacturer/510K applicant must prove that their device is similar to another device on the market (the "predicate" device) and that it will not cause harm to the patient. The level of proof that must be provided is based upon the classification of the medical device (class 1 = a device that poses little risk to a person such as a toothbrush, an exam light, a dentist's pick, class 3 = anything implanted into the body and/or something that sustains life/prevents loss of life such as an artificial joint or an automated defibrillator).

If there is no "predicate device" (it's a brand new device/technology), then the FDA does "approve" the device and it goes through a stricter review process.

The FDA is currently undergoing a careful review of it's 510K approval process because of all the defective/non-effective devices that the FDA has accepted onto the marketplace.

Alternatively, all drugs (aka prescription pharmaceuticals) go through the "New Drug Application" (NDA) Process and must be formally approved by the FDA to ensure safety, efficacy, and purity of the product. Generic drug applications (ANDAs) must prove that they are biologically/chemically identical to the drug that they are copying.

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What is the real name of Teller from Penn and Teller?

Penn's full name is Penn Fraser Jillet, Teller's birth name is Raymond Joseph Teller. However Teller legally changed his name to just "Teller", and possesses a single named passport.

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What is Paragraph Four from the FDA?

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What is ethical norm and law?

ethical norm is established by society autonomously, but law is established heteronomously (by other force) by state.

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Is the Alli diet pill safe?

The Alli diet pill was initially launched with great success and only mild side effects were reported. However the phrase "alli oops" was soon given to the often unexpected (and highly embarrassing) emptying of the bowels at any given moment.

More serious however was the news that the FDA was launching an investigation into Alli and its main ingredient - Orlistat.

Orlistat features in the stronger and prescription only fat binder - Xenical. It has been reported that as many as 1000 cases of liver damage may be linked to the use of orlistat and 24 deaths have been attributed to Xenical over recent years.

The FDA are yet to make a decision on the future of Alli.

There are alternatives to Alli which feature only natural ingredients and cut a similar percentage of fat from your diet, they are also side effect free. Read the "Alli diet pill review" link, which can be found below for more information.

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Is herbalife products approved by the fda?

No, the fda does not regulate food the same way it does drugs. Herbalife products are food.

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Is force factor fda approved?

Force Factor is not a drug, it is a supplement. Supplements are not evaluated by the FDA.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Is the vegan diet FDA approved?

Vegetarian/ vegan diets are approved by The American Diatetic Association, The American Heart Association

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Why are the FDA required calorie and nutrition facts not listed on alcoholic beverages?

The federal agency that regulates such things is the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which strictly prohibits the inclusion of such valuable consumer information on alcoholic beverage containers or advertising.

However, efforts are being made to permit this nutritional information to be added to alcohol containers.

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What is a henna tattoo?

Its a temporary tattoo made by dye from the henna plant .Henna has been used for body art and hair dye for years.

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What does FDA stand for?

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Food Coloring

What is food coloring made of?

Food coloring is any substance that is added to food or drink to change its color. There are two major types of food coloring, ones extracted naturally or ones created synthetically.

Natural food dyes are much more varied and abundant and include:

  • Caramel coloring, made from caramelized sugar, used in cola products and also in cosmetics.
  • Annatto, a reddish-orange dye made from the seed of the Achiote.
  • A green dye made from the chorapyll of chlorellaalgae
  • Cochineal, a red dye derived from the cochineal insect, Dactylopius coccus.
  • Betanin, a deep reddish color extracted from beets.

In the USA (as of 2007), the following seven synthetic colorings are permitted in food, the most common being Blue No. 1, Red No. 40 and Yellow No. 5:

  • Blue No. 1 - Brilliant Blue, (Blue shade), a synthetic dye derived from coal tar
  • Blue No. 2 - Indigotine, (Dark Blue shade)
  • Green No. 3 - Fast Green, (Bluish green shade)
  • Red No. 40 - Allura Red, (Red shade), a dye manufactured mostly from petroleum
  • Red No. 3 - Erythrosine, (Pink shade)
  • Yellow No. 5 - Tartrazine, (Yellow shade), a popular azo dye
  • Yellow No. 6 - Sunset Yellow, (Orange shade)

There's a tremendous range of food coloring choices that can be used in manufactured goods and in some cases available to home cooks to add extra color to baked goods or frosting. The question of what food color contains depends widely on the type of food coloring used. Each color tends to be derived from several ingredients, and comes in generally two forms. Dye formtends to produce less vibrant colors, is more likely to bleed, and is not soluble in oil.Lake form is oil soluble, tends to be more stable and does not bleed.

Food colors used in many baked goods and cosmetics tends to be of the lake form. This is generally a combination of a food dye, used to make color, and aluminum pigment. The ingredients will vary according to color.

It can be interesting to know what makes up the colors in food colorings. Some are naturally derived. For instance, green food coloring tends to get its shade from seaweed, and orange food coloring may be made from seeds. Red food coloring, which you might see listed ascarmine in manufactured goods may not be so tasty once you hear what it is derived from. It tends to be made from the certain insects. Alternately, you can find red food colors made from beet juice or paprika. Brown food coloring made to impart a caramel color is usually less involved with the insect world and is derived from sugar that has been caramelized.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

What is the equivalent of the US-FDA called in Canada?

Health Canada

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Does the food and drug administration know of the illnesses that are caused by the now regulated food industry?

Absolutely. As an example, the US FDA lists 92 side effects of the food additive "aspartame". Aspartame is a food additive with the FDA classification of GRAS, which means "generally regarded as safe".

Reporting side effects or illnesses caused by food to the FDA could be argued as being pointless. However, keeping silent most assuredly would produce no desirable results.

The FDA has in place, procedures to address illnesses caused from food. You can learn about how the FDA handles product recalls directly from this URL

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What is an FDA CAPA?

Simply put, Corrective Action is based on a nonconformance event that has happened in the past. Preventive Action is based on preventing a nonconformance event in the future. Both are similar procedurally, but with the focus as described. Together, Corrective and Preventive Actions-typically referred to as CAPA (pronounced cap-uh)-are integral parts of a continuous improvement program.



Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) is a concept within Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). CAPA focuses on the systematic investigation of discrepancies (failures and/or deviations) in an attempt to prevent their recurrence. To ensure that corrective and preventive actions are effective, the systematic investigation of the failure incidence is pivotal in identifying the corrective and preventive actions undertaken. CAPA is part of the overall quality management system (QMS). === === === === * Remedial corrections of a problem which is identified. * Root cause analysis combined with corrective action to help understand the cause of the deviation and potentially prevent recurrence of a similar problem. A common misconception is that preventive action is to avert the occurrence of a similar potential problem. This process is all part of corrective action, because it is a process of determining such similarities that should take place in the event of a discrepancy. Preventive action is any proactive methodology used to determine potential discrepancies before they occur and to ensure that they do not happen (thereby including, for example, preventive maintenance, management review or other common forms of risk aversion). Corrective and Preventive Actions both include investigation, action, review, and further action if so required. It can be seen that both fit into the Plan Do Check Act philosophy as determined by the Deming - Shewhart cycle. Source: ----

Corrective and Preventive Actions are key elements to a Quality Management System (QMS) that is focused on Continual Improvement and Customer Satisfaction. Indeed, any ISO 9000 type QMS should have this type of focus, unfortunately many do not. It is important to properly use these two sub-systems when building a new QMS based on any quality standard, or revising an existing QMS. In order to do this, one must understand the difference between Corrective and Preventive Action. Simply put, Corrective Action is based on a nonconformance event that has happened in the past. Preventive Action is based on preventing a nonconformance event in the future. Both are similar procedurally, but with the focus as described. Together, Corrective and Preventive Actions-typically referred to as CAPA (pronounced cap-uh)-are integral parts of a continuous improvement program. Both sub-systems require some type of a log to record each event; a Corrective Action Log and a Preventive Action Log. Each Corrective and Preventive Action will typically have a form that is used to record the details of the activity performed to satisfy the event; A Corrective Action Request (CAR, pronounced car, as in an automobile) and a Preventive Action Request (PAR, pronounced like the golf term, par). Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. Too often a company will fix a problem in their business process, say a customer complaint or product return, after the problem has occurred. This is typically product or event focused. Then the company will look at what they've done and say, "Well if we revise our shop router or procedure, this will not happen again." They will label this second phase as Preventive Action. While it is a future thinking type of activity, it is still Corrective Action because it is based on solving a problem that has already happened. A Corrective Action needs to focus on the Quality System, so in this example the systemic action taken is the revision of the shop router or procedure. This is Corrective Action. Preventive Action activities must stand alone and not focus on past events. For example: Company XYZ has a Preventive Maintenance management program that requires manual data entry. It is working fine and there have not been any problems. However, it takes a lot of time to manage and does have a high potential for error or lost records. XYZ decides to purchase Preventive Maintenance software to manage this activity. Since the purchase is not based on problems that have happened and is focused on process control or making an improvement to the QMS, it is a Preventive Action. A functional Quality Management System should record and complete many more CAR's than PAR's. On an annual basis, a company may record only a few Preventive Action activities, while in the Corrective Action log many dozens of events are listed. For audit purposes, a handful of Preventive Action events will demonstrate that this important part of the QMS is functional. A primary source of Preventive Action activities is the Management Review process. Although the Management Representative, or Manager responsible for the CAPA system, can also initiate and record Preventive Action activities. Source:

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Does Patrick marroum work for the FDA?

September 26th Patrick Marroum resigned his position at FDA and became an independent consultant for FDA


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