Food Laws

  • USDA establishment date

    The federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy)
  • Food and Drug administrationAct

    Broadly spells out the reponsibility of the Secretary and the Commissioner of the FDA for research,enforcement, education,and information.
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Requires inspection of all meat sold across state lines.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Prohibits interstate commerce of misbranded and adulterated food, drinks, and drugs.
  • FDA establishment date

    A government agency established in 1906 with the passage of the Federal Food and Drugs Act
  • 1st Certifed Color Regulations

    Certifies seven colors as acceptable for use in processed foods and drugs
  • Gould Amendment

    Requires accurate labeling of food packages with weight, measure, or numerical count.
  • Food, Drug,and cosmetic Act

    Expands the 1906 Food and Drug act to cover cosmetics
  • Delaney Clause

    Prohibits the use of any additives in food that is found to cause cancer
  • Fair Packaging And labeling Act

    Requires all consumers products and interstate commerce to be honestly and informatively labled.
  • Sccharin Study and Labeling Act

    Stops FDA from banning a chemical sweetner that required a warning label on food products containing it.
  • FSIS establishment date

    The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation' s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
  • Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act

    Defines dietary supplements and places the burden of proof for safety on FDA.