Food and Drug Safety

The Food and Drug Safety Program regulates food, drug, and cosmetic safety and provides information to consumers and the regulated industry. Major activities include:

  • License and inspect wholesale food, milk, and shellfish establishments
  • Enforce food safety laws
  • Provide consumer information
  • Issue Public Health Advisories
  • Assist in the investigation of foodborne outbreaks
  • Issue export certificates
  • Register wholesalers and manufacturers of prescription/non-prescription drugs, medical devices, and medical gases

 

 Qualified Facility Attestation

A business that meets the definition of a “qualified facility” is subject to modified requirements of the preventive controls rules. These modified requirements can be met by submitting a form to FDA, attesting to the business’s status as a qualified facility and attesting that the facility is implementing preventive controls to address hazards associated with its food or is in compliance with non-Federal food safety laws and regulations. Starting October 1, 2018, facilities will be able to submit the qualified facility attestation forms electronically at https://www.access.fda.gov/ via the Qualified Facility Attestation Module. Please note that facilities must have a valid food facility registration to submit their attestation. Visit the FDA website for additional information.

Last Reviewed: 11/21/2018