Food Laws Timeline

  • USDA

    Responsible for ensuring that meat, poultry and egg products are safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.And packaged
  • FDA

    Prohibitted misbranded and adulterated food and drugs in interstate comerce.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Prohibits interstate commerce of misbranded and adulterated food, drinks, and drugs.
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Requires inspection of all meat sold across state lines.
  • Gould Amendment

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

    Broadly spells out the responsibilites of the Secratary and the Commissinor of the FDA for research, enforcement, education, and information.
  • 1st Certified Color Regulations

    Certifes seven colors as acceptable for use in processed foods and drugs.
  • Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    Expands the 1906 Food and Drug Act to cover cosmetics.
  • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act

    Requires all consumer products in interstate commerce to be honestly and informatively labeled.
  • fsis

    to provide export certification for non -hormone treated beef and veal products destined the European Union (E U )
  • Saccharin Study and Labeling Act

    Stops FDA from banning a chemical sweetener but requires a warning label on food products containing it.
  • Delaney Clause

    prohibits the use of any additive in food that is found to cause cancer.
  • Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act

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