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The safety and quality of food, drugs, medical devices and cosmetics are integral parts to promote the high standard of the national life style, health concerns and medical treatment. TFDA provides a vigorous and comprehensive management system, serving it as a criterion for the whole nation's health issues and setting it as a point of reference or index for the public health perspective.
The regulatory system for the safety and quality of food, drug, medical device, and cosmetics is critical to the public health. As these products are intimately involved in people's daily life and health as well as medical welfare, the Department of Health had been striving to facilitate organizational reform by focusing on consumer health in terms of food and drug safety. Consolidation of the Bureau of Food Safety, the Bureau of Pharmaceutical Affairs, the Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis and the Bureau of Controlled Drugs into the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) was completed on January 1, 2010, following the promulgation of the TFDA Organization Act on June 3, 2009. In light of the organizational reform of the Executive Yuan, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is now under the newly formed Ministry of Health and Welfare according to the Organic Act of the Ministry of Health and Welfare implemented on July 23, 2013.
Such organizational reform plays a vital role to streamline the process of policy planning to execution, and to increase administration efficiency. Information relating to food and drug safety is released to the public more swiftly, allowing consumers to enjoy quality food and drugs that are safe to use. The TFDA will work to fulfill the vision of safeguarding national health and leading the nation into a new era of food and drug management.