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 It was superseded by the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
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Several months after publication, The Jungle"'s graphic and horrific account of meatpacking conditions (34) pressured the federal government to finalize food production and mislabeling laws, resulting in the passage (35) of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 (36) ("the Act") and the Meat Inspection Act.
Barkan, Industry Invites Regulation: The Passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, 75:1 Am.
Ultimately, indignation over Adams's expose inspired Congress to enact the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 gave, "the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor" the power to "make uniform rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of [fhe] Act.