Food And Drug FAQ
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An Overview of Food and Drug Law
The United States has long regulated food and drug production. The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906,
P.L. 59-384, was the first major food regulation passed by Congress.
The primary goal of that act was to ban the sale of adulterated or
mislabeled food and drug products.
Today, the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) is the primary regulator of the food and drug
industry. The FDA began as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau
of Chemistry, but it did not have significant regulatory power until the
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938,
21 U.S.C. § 301. Today, the FDA regulates $1 trillion worth of products
a year, overseeing food safety, tobacco products, alcohol products,
prescription medications, vaccines, cosmetics, and more.
is granted broad authority to enforce its regulations. The agency’s
enforcement power ranges from issuing warning letters to criminal
prosecutions. A felony conviction under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
can result in fines and imprisonment for up to three years.
Who Should Take CLE Courses in Food and Drug Law?
The FDA has wide-reaching powers,
affecting the work of attorneys across a number of disciplines. Because
of the FDA’s influence, it’s vital that any lawyer who might come into
contact with FDA regulations understands the latest developments in food
and drug law. These lawyers can include commercial law attorneys
representing food and drug manufacturers, agricultural lawyers, and even
practitioners representing small, artisanal food businesses and
distilleries. The best way to stay updated on this area of law is
through a Quimbee CLE course—try one today!