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Food and Drug Administration

The United States Food and Drug Administration is the government agency responsible for regulating food and medical treatments in the United States.


  • 1927 - The "Bureau of Chemistry" is reorganized into two separate entities. Regulatory functions are located in the "Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration", and nonregulatory research is located in the "Bureau of Chemistry and Soils".

  • 1930 - The name of the "Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration" is shortened to "Food and Drug Administration" (FDA) under an agricultural appropriations act.

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