Food and Drug Administration Enforcement

The subcommittee heard testimony from representatives of the Food and Drug Administration on the enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug, Cosmetic, and… read more

Food and Drug Administration Enforcement The subcommittee heard testimony from representatives of the Food and Drug Administration on the enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug, Cosmetic, and Device Enforcement Act, which regulates consumer products' labelling, advertising and ingredient listings. The subcommittee also heard testimony on an amendment to the act which would allow the FDA the authority to recall products in violation of the act, and fine companies that continue to violate the regulations in the act. During the previous six months, the FDA had taken action against several products for failing to abide by truth-in-labelling regulations. Most notably, the FDA targeted several orange juice manufacturers for labelling their processed orange juice as being “fresh.” Witnesses testified on the enforcement practices of the FDA, including the authority of the FDA to enter and inspect food and drug manufacturers' premises to investigate claims of violations of the Food, Drug, Cosmetic, and Device Enforcement Act. close

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Program ID:
19329-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 18, 1991 | 3:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 21, 1991 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jul 18, 1991 | 3:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 19, 1991 | 12:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 1991 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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