Food and Drug Administration (... ad-MIH-nih-STRAY-shun)
agency in the U.S. federal government whose mission is to
protect public health by making sure that food, cosmetics,
and nutritional supplements are safe to use and truthfully
labeled. The Food and Drug Administration also makes sure
that drugs, medical devices, and equipment are safe and
effective, and that blood for transfusions and transplant
tissue are safe. Also called FDA.