No flash, no artsy pictures, no fancy words. Just lots of good info for consumers who want to know.
And if you want to know about food sold here in the U.S., there’s no better place to go than the Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA.
The FDA is a federal agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulations and supervision of, well, lots of stuff: food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, medical devices, animal foods and feed, veterinary products and more.
For consumers who want to know about food, recalls, advisories and more, the best place to go is their resources page.
From there, you can learn more about all kinds of stuff, including:
- Safety alerts and advisories
- Education resource library – Seriously, it’s all here. From information about additives and dairy to foodborne illnesses and microwave safety, you can find it in the FDA’s resource library.
- Selected health topics – check out this link for food safety information for people with cancer, HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, diabetes, older adults, and transplant recipients.
- Information for specific groups of people, like women and kids and teens.
That may seems like a (relatively) short list, hit up any of those links and you’ll be busy for hours. Lots of great stuff for anyone with questions about health and food.
To see the rest of the 30-day series, check out the links below:
- Day 1 – The Best Info Straight From the Horse’s Mouth
- Day 2 – Open Gates and Open Minds
- Day 3 – Nom nom nom
- Day 4 – Just the Facts. From the Experts.
- Day 5 – All Things Biotech
- Day 6 – Keepin’ it Safe in the Kitchen
- Day 7 – Good Info, Cute Kids.
- Day 8 – Mom at the Meat Counter
- Day 9 – Learning to be Good Stewards of the Land
- Day 10 – Agriculture, Food and Leisure
- Day 11 – Proud to be a Rancher, Proud to be in Agriculture