US Food and Drug AdministrationNot far from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda is the new campus of the United States Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA's mission is to ensure the safety of the national food supply, as well as drugs for humans and animals. It also researches vaccines, radiation products, cosmetics and tobacco products. It's divided into several offices that specialize in different disciplines, including toxicological research, product recalls, women's health initiatives and veterinary medicine.
Hours- Call 1-888-INFO-FDA to find out about visiting the Silver Springs, MD offices.
Jobs- If you are interested in working for the FDA, visit their website to get started.
Duties of the FDA
- Food testing
- Drug safety
- Biomedical research
- Office of the Commissioner
- Office of Global Regulatory Operations & Policy
- Office of Medical Products & Tobacco
- Office of Operations
- Office of Food & Veterinary Medicine