Pure Food and Drug Act

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Pure Food and Drug Act

A legislative act passed by the US Congress in 1906, catalysed largely through the efforts of Dr HW Wiley, the chief chemist of the US Department of Agriculture. The Act addressed the use of poisonous food preservatives and dyes in foods, unsanitary conditions in meat-packing plants, and exaggerated claims of efficacy made for pseudomedical patent medicines.
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Arlene Finger Kantor, Upton Sinclair and the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906, 66 AMER.
The Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906 deemed drugs to be "adulterated":
Reviewed by Jack High As the subtitle indicates, Pure Food chronicles the events that led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906.
In discussions of the fight for the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906, Harvey Washington Wiley is usually portrayed as the consumers' champion, the Whiskey Trust as their adversary.
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