Food and Drug (Federal/Interstate)

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The US Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring that food, cosmetics, medicine, medical devices, and radiation-emitting products are safe for consumer consumption or use. The safety and wholesomeness of food, as well as safe levels of pesticide residues, are subject to FDA standards. The FDA also routinely examines blood bank operations to ensure the purity of the nation's blood supply. The purity and effectiveness of biologics (medical preparations made from living organisms and their products), such as insulin and vaccines, are also regulated.

US Food and Drug Administration

Public Affairs Specialist

Los Angeles District Office

22736 Vanowen Street, Suite 205

Canoga Park, CA 91307

(818) 595-0016

(949) 595-1140 Fax

Complaint Jurisdiction:

Misbranded, adulterated, or accidental injurious consumer products in foods (except meat and poultry), drugs, new drugs, cosmetics, medical and radiological devices, animal feeds and medications, biologics (vaccines, blood plasma), and radiological health microwave ovens, color TVs.

Complaints Outside Jurisdiction:

False advertising, restaurant sanitation, poisoning, illegal sale of narcotics or drugs, dispensing practices of pharmacists, drug prices, unsolicited products received by mail, refunds or exchanges.

For general questions about an FDA-regulated product:

(888) INFO-FDA - (463-6332)

To report adverse reactions or other problems with FDA-regulated products, contact the FDA district office consumer complaint coordinator:

Consumer Complaint Coordinator - Northern California: (510) 337-6741

Consumer Complaint Coordinator - Southern California: (949) 608-3530

The Public Affairs Specialists can respond to consumer questions about the agency, it's authorities, activities and the products it regulates. The Public Affairs Specialists have publications, posters, teacher kits, press releases and background papers on all kinds of FDA-related topics.

US Food and Drug Administration

Public Affairs Specialist

San Francisco District Office

1431 Harbor Bay Parkway

Alameda, CA 94502-7070

(510) 337-6845

(510) 337-6888

(510) 337-6708 Fax