Food and Dietary Supplements
Food safety in the United States related to the processing, packaging, and storage of food in a way that prevents food-borne illness within the US. The United States has three federal and two state governmental organizations that are in that are in control for food safety within the United States: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The State Department of Public Health, and the State Department of Agriculture. These organizations focus on the production and distribution of food, making sure all food distributed to retail stores, restaurants and consumers are safe, without contamination from food-borne illness. While there are many other smaller organizations that participate in the distribution of safe food, these organizations are the most active in regulating food and preventing food-borne illness in the United States. Nutraceutical or bioceutical is a pharmaceutical alternative that claims physiological benefits. In the US, Nutraceuticals are largely unregulated, as they exist in the same category as dietary supplements and food additives by the FDA, under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.