Business / Agriculture / Food And Drug Administration (FDA): An agency within the Public Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services. FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws. Importantly for agriculture, a major FDA mission is to protect the safety and wholesomeness of food. In this regard, its scientists test samples to see if any substances, such as pesticide residues, are present in unacceptable amounts, it sets food labeling standards, and it sees that medicated feeds and other drugs given to animals raised for food are not threatening to the consumer’s health.
Administration Noun Synonyms: management, direction, conduct, supervision, oversight, superintendence, regulation, charge
Drug Noun Synonyms: medication, medicine, medicament, pharmaceutical, remedy, cure, treatment, cure-all, panacea
Drug Verb Synonyms: anaesthetize, dope, deaden, knock out, sedate, stupefy, numb, benumb, dull, narcotize, poison, slip (someone) a Mickey (Finn)
Food Verb Synonyms: nourishment, nutriment, aliment, sustenance, subsistence, foodstuffs, edibles, eatables, viands, bread, victuals, rations, provisions, comestibles, commons, grub, eats, chow, scoff, prog
Health / Dentistry / Generic Drug: A prescription drug that has the same active-ingredient formula as a brand-name drug. A generic drug is known only by its formula name and its formula is available to any pharmaceutical company. Gener MORE
Life Style / Travel / Preand Post Tours: Optional extension or side-trip package before or after a meeting, gathering or convention. MORE