What is the FDA?
The FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration, is a regulatory body of the United States Federal Government that is responsible for ensuring the safety of a variety of consumer products. The FDA, as a result of this expansive and critical responsibility, utilizes a plethora of resources and intelligence to exhaustively inspect various foods and drugs, which are circulated in the United States’ markets, to ensure that such items are safe, efficient, and in possession of minimal risk.
The FDA is a fundamental agency that operates within the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA was established in 1906 under the Federal Food and Drugs Act; an act of Congress passed to appease the growing consumer concern over the safety of foods and drugs in the United States. As a result of their expansive responsibilities, the FDA is divided into a number of sub-departments.
What are FDA Recalls?
The Food and Drug Administration issue recalls on foods and drugs that pose threats to society. As stated earlier, the Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring that the food and drug industries in America are safe and efficient; the primary tool for satisfying this mission is the recall.
FDA recalls are instituted when a product carries or distributes a significant threat to the general public. For instance, if a producer of beef distributes a mass quantity of tarnished meat, it will be recalled and thwarted from reaching the shelves at various food distributors throughout the country.
FDA recalls are the fundamental tool to prevent the outbreak of disease and to thwart unsafe products from reaching the shelves. Without the ability to recall food or drugs, the FDA would be powerless in limiting the negative side effects realized through unsafe or careless manufacturing efforts.