FDA Launches Website to Help Food, Drug Companies Understand Policies
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just launched a new website aimed at providing in-depth information and explanations of their regulations to food and drug companies. The site is part of a new initiative by the federal agency to increase transparency and accessibility.
The website, called “FDA Basics for Industry,” includes an FAQ about the regulation of food, drugs and other medical devices. The agency has also promised to respond to questions from companies within five business days.
The FDA has a long-standing reputation for being a secretive agency, and has recently come under fire because of its high secrecy and the possible ramifications that secrecy may have had on the recent outbreaks of a number of contaminated foods, such as eggs.