The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has a wealth of information designed to educate you, your staff, and your patients on important health topics.
Continuing Education Programs
The Feed Your Mind initiative provides science-based materials to educate, inform, and broaden the understanding of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The initiative is developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Learn more about GMOs in our food supply and get answers to the common questions your clients and patients might have.
Since Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in 1994, the dietary supplement market in the United States has grown significantly and so has supplement use by consumers. Learn more about the regulation of dietary supplements and strategies to counsel patients about their benefits and risks.
The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness. Physicians and other healthcare professionals face a host of new challenges in responding to foodborne illness. Learn more about identifying, treating, and reporting foodborne illness and strategies to educate patients about safe food handling practices.
Nutrition Facts Label
FDA has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages based on current scientific information, new nutrition research, and input from the public. This is the first major update to the label in over 20 years. Learn more about the Nutrition Facts label and strategies to educate adult and pediatric patients on this important tool for making informed food choices.
Report a Problem
Healthcare professionals play an important public health role by reporting to FDA a problem, injury, or illness related to food, dietary supplements, infant formula, and cosmetics.
Healthcare professionals and patients can notify FDA by submitting a report at:
For food and dietary supplements: Safety Reporting Portal.
For infant formula and cosmetics: MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form.
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