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Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law Research Guide

This research guide assists with research in food, drug, and cosmetic law, in particular federal law arising since the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and subsequent regulations.


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FDA Materials

FDA Enforcement Reports

All recalls monitored by the FDA are included in the weekly Enforcement Reports once they are classified according to the level of hazard involved.

FDA Guidance Documents

Guidance documents represent the FDA's current thinking on a topic.


Codified federal regulations on food, drugs, and cosmetics can be found in Title 21 the Code of Federal Regulations on:

For information on accessing the Code of Federal Regulations and researching U.S. federal regulations generally, see Georgetown Law Library's Administrative Law Research Guide or the Administrative Law Tutorial.