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GPO Access Resources by Topic: Food & Drugs

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Frequently Requested Information | Food & Drug Regulations | Food & Drug Legislation
Purchase Food & Drug Publications | Additional Federal Food & Drug Resources

Frequently Requested Information

  • Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act (H.R. 339) ASCII Text | PDF
    On Wednesday, March 10, 2004, the House approved the "Cheeseburger Bill" by a vote of 276-139. This legislation would prevent frivolous lawsuits against the manufacturers, distributors or sellers of food or nonalcoholic beverage products arising from obesity claims. The engrossed version of the bill in the Congressional Bills application on GPO Access. The legislation introduced on January 27, 2003 by Representative Ric Keller [FL-8].
    • An engrossed bill is the final copy of a bill that has been passed by one house and certified by the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate.

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Federal Food & Drugs Regulations

Use the Federal Register (FR), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and List of Sections Affected (LSA) to locate new, proposed, and amended regulations concerning food and drugs. You can also find, review, and submit comments on Federal rules open for comment using or find out about developing or recently completed regulations using the Unified Agenda.

The following is a list of executive branch agencies that issue regulations related to food and drugs, and where they appear in the CFR.

  • Department of Agriculture -- Title 5, LXXIII
    • Federal Crop Insurance Corporation -- Title 7, IV
    • Food and Nutrition Service -- Title 7, II
    • Food Safety and Inspection Service -- Title 9, III
    • Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration -- Title 7, VIII; Title 9, II
  • Department of Health and Human Services, -- Title 5, XLV; Title 45, Subtitle A
    • Food and Drug Administration -- Title 21, I
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services -- Title 42, IV

NOTE: This list of issuing agencies is based upon Appendix C of the 2002-2003 U.S. Government Manual.

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Federal Food & Drug Legislation

Pending and approved legislation, debates on legislation, transcripts of hearings, bill status, and research reports concerning food and drugs can be found in the following GPO Access databases:

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Purchase Federal Food & Drug Publications

View a collection of food and drug related publications available for purchase from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore in the following topics:

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Additional Federal Food & Drug Resources

Locate information throughout the Federal Government. These resources link to information that may not be part of GPO Access or its partner sites.