Many within the food industry rely on private audits to evaluate supplier performance. Today, FDA launched a voluntary pilot program to evaluate alignment of private third-party food safety audit standards with the food safety regulatory requirements.
This week we gave the first FDA approval for a #COVID19 treatment. The drug was approved for adults and children ages 12 and older for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.
As of today, 283 tests are authorized by FDA under EUAs; these include 221 molecular tests, 56 antibody tests, and 6 antigen tests.
Today, we issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to fight #COVID19 .
If you have fully recovered from #COVID19 , you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating your plasma. Learn more:
FDA has authorized the first #COVID19 diagnostic test with a home collection option.
We determined that it is reasonable to believe that #COVID19 convalescent plasma may be effective in lessening the severity or shortening the length of COVID-19 illness in some patients.