Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) mission is to enforce the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (BTA) as well as other laws as well as other laws, which are designed to protect consumer health and safety.  These laws apply equally to domestic and imported products.

With the exception of most meat and poultry, all food, drugs, biologic’s, cosmetics, medical devices, and electronic products that emit radiation, as defined in the FD&C and related Acts, are subject to examination by FDA at the time they are imported or offered for import into the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates most meat and poultry products.

All imported products are required to meet the same standards as domestic goods.  Imported foods must be pure, safe to eat, and produced under sanitary conditions; drugs and medical devices must be safe and effective; cosmetics must be safe and made from approved ingredients; radiation-emitting devices must meet established standards; and all products must contain informative and truthful labeling in English.

The complexity of the Food and Drug Administration regulatory environment makes it critical to ensure that your shipment is handled accurately and efficiently. Worldwide Express, Inc.’s operations staff is fully trained to assure that your shipment fulfills all regulatory requirements.

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