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Federal Agencies

Econsumer.gov

September 26th, 2012

Econsumer.gov, which was established in 2001, is a website where consumers can file complaints about online and related transactions with foreign companies.


U.S.D.A. Food Safety and Inspection Service

June 7th, 2012

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that commercial meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and...


U.S.D.A. National Organic Program

June 7th, 2012

The National Organic Program (NOP) is a marketing program within the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service.   The NOP is tasked with ensuring compliance with the Organic Foods Production Act  and its related regulations.


U.S. Postal Inspection Service

January 10th, 2012

Among its many responsibilities, the USPIS enforces the laws regarding illegal or dangerous use of the mail system and conducts investigations (sometimes in conjunction with other federal agencies, like the FTC into criminal acts involving the mail.


Securities and Exchange Commission

January 10th, 2012

The stated mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which was created in 1934, is to “protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.


Office of Comptroller of the Currency

January 10th, 2012

The OCC is charged with regulating and supervising all national banks and federal savings associations in order to ensure that they comply with relevant laws and treat customers fairly.  As part of that mission, the OCC regulates advertisements by these entities.


National Credit Union Administration

January 10th, 2012

Since 1970, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has been the regulator and primary enforcement authority for federal credit unions.  Among its many responsibilities, the NCUA is charged with enforcing its advertising regulations.


Internet Crime Complaint Center

January 10th, 2012

The Internet Crime Complaint Center's self-proclaimed mission is to “serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.”


Federal Trade Commission

January 10th, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which was created in 1914, is a federal agency that is tasked with promoting consumer protection.  One of the central ways it does this is by regulating the advertising industry.


Food and Drug Administration

January 10th, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency that is responsible for protecting public health through regulation and supervision of several different types of products, including food products, tobacco products, medications, medical devices, dietary...


Environmental Protection Agency

January 10th, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was formed in 1970, is an agency of the U.S. federal government tasked with protecting human health and the environment.  It does this, in part, by drafting and enforcing environmental regulations.


U.S. Department of Transportation

January 10th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which began operation in 1967, deals with, you guessed it, transportation.As part of that mission, the ACPD is responsible for, among other things, ensuring that airline advertisements comply with the DOT’s rules prohibiting...


U.S. Department of Justice

January 10th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which is led by the Attorney General, is the federal executive department responsible for enforcing federal laws.  Among other things, it works with other federal agencies (such as the FTC) to...


U.S. Department of Education

January 10th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), which was created in 1980, is divided into several different offices.  One of its offices, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), is charged with identifying, auditing, and investigating fraud...


Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

January 10th, 2012

In addition to collecting federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition, TTB is also responsible for assuring compliance with federal tobacco and alcohol labeling and marketing requirements.



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