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Regulated Products


The FDA regulates a wide range of products, including foods (except for aspects of some meat, poultry and egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture); human and veterinary drugs; vaccines and other biological products; medical devices intended for human use; radiation-emitting electronic products; cosmetics; dietary supplements, and tobacco products.

 Precentages of imported lines by commodity for FY17

For a list of traditionally-recognized product categories that fall under FDA’s regulatory jurisdiction please visit the FDA Basics page.

To learn more about these products and their regulatory requirements please visit the following pages:

Regulated ProductFind Information about:
Human FoodsFoods for human consumption, including dietary supplements, and color additives
Human DrugsActive pharmaceutical ingredients and both prescription and over-the-counter medications
Vaccines, Blood and BiologicsBiologic products such as human blood, blood donor screening tests, human tissue, embryos, human plasma, and medical devices for use in blood banking operations
Medical DevicesMedical devices such as first aid kits, pacemakers, and surgical instruments
Radiation-Emitting Electronic ProductsRadiation-emitting products such as x-ray machines, microwave ovens, CD-ROMs, and laser pointers
CosmeticsCosmetic products such as shampoo, make-up, and face creams
Animal and VeterinaryAnimal food and feed as well as veterinary medicines
Tobacco ProductsFDA-regulated tobacco products such as cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, and all other tobacco products


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