Consumer Information

  • For Consumers: Seven Things Pregnant Women and Parents Need to Know About Arsenic in Rice and Rice Cereal
    by FDA on August 6, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    You may be surprised to learn that there is arsenic found in rice. FDA is taking steps to protect consumers and reduce the amount in infant rice cereal.

  • Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies
    by FDA on July 29, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    FDA is releasing more information about its study finding that some dark chocolate products contain varying amounts of milk. And you can't always tell that's the case simply by reading the food label.

  • Avoid Dangerous HCG Diet Products
    by FDA on July 16, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    FDA advises consumers to avoid human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight-loss products.

  • How You Can Make a Difference During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    by FDA on July 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges in our everyday lives. Here are some ways we can all do our part to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease.

  • Safely Using Hand Sanitizer
    by FDA on July 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used if they contain at least 60% alcohol and are used properly.

  • Coronavirus Testing Basics
    by FDA on July 14, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests and FDA's role in authorizing them

  • Controle su asma: conozca los detonantes y sus opciones de tratamiento
    by FDA on July 13, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Usted puede controlar su asma tomando medicamentos aprobados por la FDA; pero antes de ir a la farmacia, obtenga el diagnóstico apropiado de un médico y, juntos, tracen un plan de acción para controlarla.

  • Manage Your Asthma: Know Your Triggers and Treatment Options
    by FDA on July 13, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes the airways to become inflamed and narrow.

  • Drugs
    by FDA on July 13, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

  • Nutrition
    by FDA on July 13, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    The Nutrition Facts Label on food packaging is an important and easy way to get essential information to help you make healthy food choices. These FDA Consumer Updates are also a great resource for more nutrition facts, and other helpful information about the food you eat.

  • Consejos b├ísicos para cocinar a la parrilla: Evite las enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos.
    by FDA on July 2, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Ésta es la estación de los picnics, las parrilladas y otras fiestas al aire libre. Pero comer al aire libre en un clima cálido presenta un reto de inocuidad alimentaria. Las bacterias en los alimentos se multiplican más rápido a temperaturas entre 40°F a 140°F (4.4 a 60°C), de manera que el calor del verano hace que sea especialmente importante tomar medidas básicas de seguridad para los alimentos.

  • Vaccines, Blood & Biologics
    by FDA on June 25, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    From blood to vaccines, FDA protects and advances the public health by ensuring that biological products are safe, effective, and available to those who need them. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.

  • Getting Smarter about Food Safety: The Pandemic and Lessons Learned
    by FDA on June 24, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have learned valuable lessons that will help shape our work to create a more digital, transparent and safer food system for you and your family.

  • Facts About In-Home HIV Testing
    by FDA on June 23, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    HIV can be controlled. The first step is getting tested. An FDA-approved home test is one option.

  • Food
    by FDA on June 23, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.

  • Helpful Questions and Answers about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Pets
    by FDA on June 22, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    During the coronavirus pandemic, you've learned a lot about keeping your family safe. If your family includes pets, you want to keep them safe, too. FDA offers some helpful questions and answers about keeping your pets safe during the pandemic.

  • HIV and Hepatitis: Know Your Status and Learn About the FDA's Role
    by FDA on June 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to reduce health disparities among people of different ethnic and racial groups. The agency's Office of Minority Health is now focusing efforts on educating people about HIV and hepatitis. Here's what to know about testing, treatment, and the FDA role.

  • Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
    by FDA on June 17, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.

  • Lupus Therapies Continue to Evolve
    by FDA on June 17, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    May is National Lupus Awareness Month, a good time to think about lupus and the challenges it presents to patients. Learn about this chronic, autoimmune disease and the promise of future therapies.

  • Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?
    by FDA on June 17, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.