American consumers enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world; however, we know it can be made even safer. FDA regulates $417 billion worth of domestic food and $49 billion worth of imported food each year—everything we eat except for meat, poultry, and some egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
FDA has developed a comprehensive Food Protection Plan to address the changes in food sources, production, and consumption that we face in today's world. Building upon and improving an already sound food safety protection capability, the new plan presents a robust strategy to protect the nation's food supply from both unintentional contamination and deliberate attack. FDA's Food Protection Plan builds in prevention first, then intervention, and finally, response. This new strategy will help ensure that Americans continue to benefit from one of the safest food supplies in the world. The Office of Food Protection provides advice and council on the strategic and substantive agency-wide domestic and imported food related matters, including the Food Protection Plan.
FDA Food Protection Plan Shows Significant Progress[ARCHIVED]
FDA Strengthens Safeguards for Consumers of Beef[ARCHIVED]
FDA Takes Next Step in Establishing Overseas Presence[ARCHIVED]
President's FY 2009 Budget Advances Food and Medical Product Safety, and the Safety of FDA-Regulated Imports[ARCHIVED]
FDA Commissioner Names Directors to Food Safety and Veterinary Centers[ARCHIVED]
FDA Develops New Tools to Further Improve the Security of Food and Cosmetics[ARCHIVED]
FDA Awards Grants to Further Food Safety[ARCHIVED]