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 It was superseded by the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
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1958 - The Delaney Clause, added to the Pure Food and Drug Act, bans the addition of any carcinogen to food.
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.
Critical Thinking: Tell students that the FDA's history of the agency says the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act was the result of a 20-year crusade for federal regulation of food and drugs.