Federal Food Drug and Cosmetics Act
What is the FDCA?
If you still have questions or prefer to get help directly from an agent, please submit a request.
We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
- Marketing, Advertising, Sales & PR
- Accounting, Taxation, and Reporting
- Professionalism & Career Development
Law, Transactions, & Risk Management
Government, Legal System, Administrative Law, & Constitutional Law Legal Disputes - Civil & Criminal Law Agency Law HR, Employment, Labor, & Discrimination Business Entities, Corporate Governance & Ownership Business Transactions, Antitrust, & Securities Law Real Estate, Personal, & Intellectual Property Commercial Law: Contract, Payments, Security Interests, & Bankruptcy Consumer Protection Insurance & Risk Management Immigration Law Environmental Protection Law Inheritance, Estates, and Trusts
- Business Management & Operations
- Economics, Finance, & Analytics
Table of ContentsWhat is the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act?Discussion QuestionPractice QuestionAcademic Research
What is the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act?
The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) was passed for the purpose of ensuring the safety of food, drugs (some medical devices), and cosmetics. The act gave authority to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to administer the provisions of the Act. It is a broad Act including provisions for electronic radiation control, provisions for effective testing and marketing of drugs, and bioterrorism preparation. The FFDCA contains both civil and criminal penalties for violation of its provisions. Repeated, intentional, and fraudulent violations of the Act are generally subject to criminal action.
Next Article: Magnuson Moss Warranty Act Back to: CONSUMER PROTECTION
Why do you think Congress made special provision for protection of consumers of food, drug, medical, and cosmetic items? Do you think there are other items that should be covered in this category? If so, which ones?
Juliet has a Halloween store. She has decided to launch her own line of Halloween makeup. She will produce the makeup locally and sell it through her store. What consumer protection laws specifically control producing and selling this type of product?