Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Turkey Tips from the FDA, Research Tips from Us

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates everything under the sun: food and drugs (of course), medical devices, vaccinations, the veterinary field, cosmetics, "radiation-emitting products," and tobacco. As part of the agency's work, they've provided "everything you'll need for a festive, delicious, food-safe celebration" this Thanksgiving.

The agency promulgates rules under a number of statutes, most of which are codified in Title 21 of the U.S. Code. If you're curious about the daily work of the FDA, you have a couple of options. You can search the Federal Register either in print (microform in some cases), or on HeinOnline, FDSys, ProQuest Congressional, Westlaw, or Lexis. A quicker way, however, might be to check out the agency's website where they link you directly to relevant notices in the Federal Register.

For more on the FDA and administrative law generally, check out the following resources:
And as always, for jobs with federal agencies, search www.usajobs.gov.