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Lesson 1 — FDA Regulated Industries  

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FDA ensures that the food we eat is safe and wholesome, that the cosmetics we use won't harm us, and that medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting consumer products such as microwave ovens are safe and effective. FDA also oversees feed and drugs for pets and farm animals. Currently FDA regulates the import of products that fall into one of over ninety industries. These industries are grouped into five over-arching categories that mirror FDA's organizational structure.

To become familiar with the industry groups, click each group category and scroll the list of industry groups.

02Whole Grains, Milled Grain Products, and Starch
03Bakery Products, Doughs, Bakery Mixes, and Icings
04Macaroni and Noodle Products
05Cereal Preparations, Breakfast Foods
07Snack Food Items (Flour, Meal, or Vegetable Base)
09Milk, Butter, and Dried Milk Products
12Cheese and Cheese Products
13Ice Cream and Related Products
14Filled Milk and Imitation Milk Products
15Egg and Egg Products
16Fishery/Seafood Products
17Meat, Meat Products, and Poultry
18Vegetable Protein Products (Simulated Meats)
20 – 22Fruit and Fruit Products
23Nuts and Edible Seeds
24 – 25Vegetables and Vegetable Products
26Vegetable Oils (Includes Olive Oil)
27Dressings and Condiments
28Spices, Flavors, and Salts
29Soft Drinks and Waters
30Beverage Bases
31Coffee and Tea
32Alcoholic Beverages
33Candy without Chocolate, Candy Specialties, and Chewing Gum
34Chocolate and Cocoa Products
35Gelatin, Rennet, Pudding Mixes, and Pie Fillings
36Food Sweeteners (Nutritive)
37Multiple Food Dinners, Gravies, Sauces, and Specialties (Total Diet)
38Soups
39Prepared Salad
40Baby (Infant and Junior) Food Products
41Dietary Conventional Foods and Meal Replacements
42Edible Insects and Insect-Derived Foods
45 – 46Food Additives — for Human Use
50Color Additives for Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics
52Miscellaneous Food Related Items
53Cosmetics
54Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins, and Unconventional Dietary Specialties for Humans
54Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins, and Unconventional Dietary Specialties for Humans — Vitamins Used as Drugs
55Pharmaceutical Necessities and Containers for Drugs and Biologics
56Antibiotics for Human Use
60 – 66Human Drugs
54Vitamins and Minerals for Animals
56Antibiotics for Animal Use
67Type A Medicated Articles
68Animal Devices and Diagnostics
69Medicated Animal Feeds
70Animal Food(Non-Medicated Feed and Feed Ingreds)
71Byproducts for Animal Feeds
72Pet and Laboratory Animal Foods
73Anesthesiology Medical Devices
74Cardiovascular Medical Devices
75Chemistry In-Vitro Diagnostic Products
76Dental Medical Devices
77Ear, Nose, and Throat Medical Devices
78Gastroenterology and Urology Medical Devices
79General and Plastic Surgery Medical Devices
80General Hospital Medical Devices
81Hematology In-Vitro Diagnostic Products
82Immunology In-Vitro Diagnostic Products
83Microbiology In-Vitro Diagnostic Products
84Neurology Medical Devices
85Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Devices
86Ophthalmic Medical Devices
87Orthopedics Medical Devices
88Pathology In-vitro Diagnostic Products
89Physical Medicine Medical Devices
90Radiology Medical Devices
91Toxicology In-Vitro Diagnostic Products
92Molecular Genetics
94Ionizing
95Light
96Microwave, Including RF
97Sound
98Tobacco Products

Check Your Knowledge

1. Which of the following industries does the FDA NOT regulate?
2. Which of the following would fall under the general category of food, cosmetics or vitamin-related industries?
3. The Food and Drug Administration regulates microwave ovens.

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