FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Ensuring the Safety of Imported Products: Q&A with David Elder

Oct 19, 2010, 15:06 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring the safety of the full range of regulated products that are imported into the United States. These products include food, animal feed, human and veterinary drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and vaccines.

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The director of FDA's Office of Regional Operations discusses the agency's work to fulfill this responsibility in a Q&A available at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048631.htm

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