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 It was superseded by the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
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1906 The federal Food and Drugs Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act authorize the federal government to regulate the safety and quality of food.
Pure Food: Securing the Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906
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