FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition - CFSAN/FDA

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Other Contact Information

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Outreach and Information Center 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, HFS-009
College Park, MD 20740-3835
1-888-723-3366 (Voice - Toll-free)
1-800-877-8339 (TTY)


The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is one of five product-oriented centers of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mission of CFSAN is to promote and protect the public health and economic interest by ensuring that the food supply is safe, nutritious, wholesome, and honest and that cosmetics are safe and properly labeled. In order to accomplish its mission CFSAN ensures that consumers are fully informed about the food and cosmetic products they buy; protects the public health through scientific research in food and nutrition; ensures accurate labeling of food; and educates consumers about diet and nutrition.

Online Resources

Print Resources

Publications are available on Food Safety, Nutrition, Food Labeling, Dietary Supplements, Additives, Pesticides, and Contaminants, and Safe Seafood Purchasing, Handling & Storage.

Review Date

Friday, Jul 27, 2012