FDA creates Ingredients Directory
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a United States government agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health by regulating foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and radiation-emitting products. The FDA has created an Ingredients Directory available for everyone to search ingredients used in products marketed as food complements.
FDA’s responsibilities extend to 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and other United States territories and possessions, among its responsibilities are protecting public health by regulating in the Unitaded states medicines for human and veterinary use, vaccines and other biological medicines, medical devices, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation sames as promoting public health by fostering innovation.
They provide accurate information, scientifically-based to use medicines, health products and food safely and effectively.
It is also responsible for regulating the manufacture, sale and distribution of tobacco, to protect public health and reduce its consumption by minors.
Some of the main functions of the FDA are described below:
Product Approval: The FDA reviews and approves new products for sale in the United States, including drugs, medical devices, and foods. The agency also regulates the manufacture and distribution of these products to ensure they are safe and effective.
Safety Monitoring: The FDA monitors the safety of products already on the market and works to remove those that may be dangerous to consumers from the market.
Label Regulation: The FDA regulates product labels to ensure that the information provided to consumers is accurate and complete.
Research and Development: The FDA conducts research and develops policy to improve the safety and effectiveness of the products it regulates.
Education and Outreach: The FDA educates the public and healthcare professionals about the products they regulate and how to use them safely and effectively.
The Food and Drug Administration has broad authority to carry out its responsibilities. The agency also works closely with other government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as environmental groups from industry and non-profit organizations to protect public health.
The Administration does not develop or test products before approving them. However, FDA experts review the results of clinical laboratory, animal, and human tests conducted by manufacturers. If the FDA grants an approval, it means that the agency has determined that the benefits of the product outweigh the known risks for its intended use.
Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published its Directory of Dietary Supplement Ingredients. It is available through a web page where you can search for ingredients used in products marketed as dietary supplements and comments made, as well as the measures that have been taken regarding each ingredient.
The directory listing includes direct links to agency communications. Additionally the intention of this directory is to provide all the necessary information from a single place of consultation and thus avoid searching on different pages of the same FDA. With the aim of helping manufacturers, retailers and consumers to stay informed about the ingredients of the products marketed.
To access this directory you can do it directly by clicking the following link: