What is FDA?  
FDA is “Food and Drug Administration”
FDA Definition / FDA Means
The definition of FDA is “Food and Drug Administration”
The Meaning of FDA
FDA means “Food and Drug Administration”

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal governmental agency charged with protecting the health and welfare of the American public through the regulation of food, drugs and medical devices, among other responsibilities. It is probably the most critical mission assigned to any of our federal governmental agencies and, as you can imagine, the FDA takes its oversight mission seriously. Its regulations are extremely stringent. Its inspections are thorough. Its penalties for non-compliance are damaging. But when you are talking about food, drugs and medical devices, you wouldn’t want it any other way, would you? When we say that the test kit is FDA-Approved, it means that EVERY aspect or component of the test system, including any claim found on our kit boxes, has been scientifically proven to be valid, safe and effective. This involves extensive clinical trials with hundreds of patients, backed up by voluminous documentation and verification of the clinical trail results. It also includes a thorough FDA inspection of the laboratory and facilities in addition to intense review of the validity of the computer system’s hardware and software. It is against the law for any product or service to claim it is FDA-Approved when it isn’t. And when a product isn’t FDA-Approved it means that FDA hasn’t been afforded the opportunity to review or pass judgment on any data or science connected to a specific product’s claims.

FDA regulates:


  • safety of all food products 
    (except for most meat and poultry products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • labeling
  • bottled water
  • food additives
  • infant formulas

Dietary Supplements

Human Drugs

  • product approvals
  • OTC and prescription drug labeling
  • drug manufacturing standards

Vaccines, Blood Products, and Other Biologics

  • product and manufacturing establishment licensing
  • safety of the nation’s blood supply
  • research to establish product standards and develop improved testing methods

Medical Devices

  • from simple items like tongue depressors, to complex technologies such as heart pacemakers
  • premarket approval of new devices
  • manufacturing and performance standards
  • tracking reports of device malfunctioning and serious adverse reactions

Electronic Products

  • products that give off radiation, such as microwave ovens and X-ray equipment
  • radiation safety performance standards for microwave ovens, television receivers, diagnostic
  • x-ray equipment, cabinet x-ray systems (such as baggage x-rays at airports), laser products,
  • ultrasonic therapy equipment, mercury vapor lamps, and sunlamps
  • accrediting and inspecting mammography facilities


  • safety
  • labeling

Veterinary Products

  • livestock feeds
  • pet foods
  • veterinary drugs and devices
  • veterinary biologics not regulated by USDA are considered new animal drugs

Link Here to find more FDA information: http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/transparency/basics/ucm194879.htm