Food Safety: A Team
Provides an overview of the responsibilities of the
different government agencies responsible for monitoring the safety of the
food supply and links to the agencies web sites.
Food and Nutrition Web sites
Provides a list of selected non-government web sites related
to food and nutrition topics.
Sources On The History Of FDA
Provides an extensive bibliography of public
affairs on the history of FDA and the regulation of foods in the US.
Assure that the Information you get is reliable
Health Information on
Provides tips and links for finding information on the web
as well as advice to help you determine the reliability of different web
Provides guidance for evaluating a research study's
(from International Food Information Council).
and Interpreting Scientific Studies
Provides an overview for understanding and interpreting food
and health-related scientific studies (from International Food Information
Guide to Finding Reliable Information
Advice from the World Health Organization to help internet
users obtain reliable, independent, and comparable information on the
Use the facts to write your own report, don't copy word-for-word
Selected Topics for School Reports
History of Food and Cosmetic Regulation in The USA
Milestones in U.S. Food
and Drug Law History
Provides a chronological summary of key FDA events.
The Long Struggle for
the 1906 Law
Provides the story of the events that led to the enhancement
of the 1906 Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.
"C" in the Food Drug & Cosmetic Act
Shows biographies of FDA commissioners and their
Current Food and Cosmetic Program
of the Food and Drug Administration
Provides an overview of the agency, which regulates food
,drugs and medical devices.
Overview of Center
for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Provides an overview of the FDA organization whose
responsibility for ensuring that food is safe, nutritious and wholesome, and
cosmetics are safe; and that they are honestly, accurately and informatively
Specific Food & Cosmetic Topics
Losing Weight and
Maintaining Healthy Weight
Laws Are Made
Provides a brief overview from the House of Representatives
on how federal laws are made.
Food Law and
Provides access to the full text of federal government
regulations and laws.
Consumer Research on Food
Labels and Food Safety
Provides brief summaries of consumer research conducted by
FDA and USDA
Conducting Your Own Research
Sources on the History of FDA
A bibliography of interpretive secondary sources with ample
reference to additional literature
What is the
Scientific Process and Ideas for Science Projects
Provides an explanation of the scientific process and
suggests ideas for agricultural science projects.
Projects: Food & Nutrition, Animals, Plants, Environment, and General
Books, articles, internet resources, and educator's
resources for science fair projects
Information From FDA
Provides guidance on how to request information from FDA.
Records from FDA
Provides guidance on how to use the Freedom of Information
Act to request FDA records.
Outbreak Investigation is Conducted
Provides an overview of the procedures followed in
conducting an investigation of an infectious disease outbreak.
Being a Good Consumer and Citizen
Provides Food Safety advice in a question and answer format.
How to Report Illness
and Product Problems
Provides links to the government agencies that follow-up on
problems with food products.
Making Your Voice
Provides guidance for how you can comment on FDA
Become A Food
Provides information from the University of California about
What is Food Science, and answers questions about making Food Science
Other Related Government Websites
EPA Student Center
NIH Office of
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