Pure Food and Drug Act

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Pure Food and Drug Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1906, that required inspection of American meat by the federal government. It also required labeling of some addictive substances and prohibited poisonous medicines. It was superseded by the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
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And Upton Sinclair's The Jungle painted such a disturbing picture of the filth and cruelty of the meatpacking industry that Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
Experiments conducted on additives such as formaldehyde and borax confirmed that the concerns were well founded and this eventually resulted in the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which created the United States Food and Drug Administration, FDA historian Suzanne White Junod, Ph.