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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FDA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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The 1996 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandate publicly accessible "electronic reading rooms" with agency FOIA response materials and other information routinely available to the public, with electronic search and indexing features.

Before submitting an FOIA request, please check to see if the information you are looking for is already available on FDA's Web site. You can use our search engine to help you find what you're looking for.

Electronic FOIA Request

You may go to the FOIA request page and submit a request online. Please note that requests for information under the Privacy Act cannot be submitted online, and must be sent by mail to FDA’s Division of Freedom of Information. For contact information, please see FDA’s FOIA page.

If you submit your request(s) online, submission of an additional confirmation copy by mail or fax is unnecessary and may result in double processing and double billing.

Privacy Act Statement
The collection of this information is authorized by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552). The collected information is used by FOIA staff to respond to your requests, and by appeals officials and members of the Office of the General Counsel. Provision of the requested information is voluntary (as that word is used by the Privacy Act of 1976), but may be required in order to process and respond to your request. Failure to provide your personally identifying information may result in FDA’s inability to respond to your request. A full list of the agency’s routine uses (disclosures) of the PII you submit is available at [this link].