One aspect of its jurisdiction over food is regulation of the content of health claims on food labels.
1927 - The "Bureau of Chemistry" is reorganized into two separate entities. Regulatory functions are located in the "Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration", and nonregulatory research is located in the "Bureau of Chemistry and Soils".
1930 - The name of the "Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration" is shortened to "Food and Drug Administration" (FDA) under an agricultural appropriations act.
1951 - Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act Amendments PL 82-215
1953 - Flammable Fabrics Act PL 83-88
1960 - Federal Hazardous Substances Labeling Act PL 86-613
1962 - Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act Amendments PL 87-781
1965 - Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act PL 89-92
1966 - Fair Packaging and Labeling Act PL 89-755
1966 - Child Protection Act PL 89-756
1970 - Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act Amendments PL 91-222
1972 - Consumer Products Safety Act PL 92-573
1976 - Medical Device Regulation Act PL 94-295
1986 - Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act PL 99-252
1988 - Anti-drug Abuse Act PL 100-690
1990 - Nutrition Labeling and Education Act PL 101-535