Food and Drug Law

Definition - What does Food and Drug Law mean?

The Food and Drug Law is the combined set of rules and regulations that are outlined for all food, drinks, and medicines that is sold and consumed legally in the US. All retail products that are sold to be ingested have standards that have to be maintained in order to meet the government's regulations in the area. This is done for consumer protection. In order to ensure that products and services remain consistent, Food and Drug Law creates a standard that must be met.

Justipedia explains Food and Drug Law

Depending on the product, Food and Drug Law can be more complex. However, in general it provides the requirement that all products sold contain the ingredients list, list the caloric value, and related daily intake percents. Drugs are more complex. Only licensed companies are allowed to make medicines in both over the counter and prescription form. Food products have laws that must be followed, but can be done on a smaller scale and by individuals acting as small businesses. Compliance with food and drug laws is mandatory and any breach can result in the product being banned from the market (or discontinued/recalled) and a monetary fine.

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