Tyler and Wedyan's food laws timeline

  • USDA

    responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Shocking disclosures of insanitary conditions in meat-packing plants, the use of poisonous preservatives and dyes in foods, and cure-all claims for worthless and dangerous patent medicines were the major problems leading to the enactment of these laws.
  • Pure Food and Drugs Act

    Its main purpose was to ban foreign and interstate traffic in adulterated or mislabeled food and drug products, and it directed the U.S. Bureau of Chemistry to inspect products and refer offenders to prosecutors.
  • FDA

    The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics and veterinary products
  • First Certified Color Regulations

    Requested by manufacturers and users, list seven colors found suitable for use in foods.
  • Gould Amendment

    requires that food package contents be "plainly and conspicuously marked on the outside of the package in terms of weight, measure, or numerical count."
  • McNary-Mapes Amendment

    authorizes FDA standards of quality and fill-of-container for canned food, excluding meat and milk products.
  • Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    Extending control to cosmetics and therapeutic devices. Requiring new drugs to be shown safe before marketing-starting a new system of drug regulation.
  • Delaney Clause

    Prohibits the use of any additive in food that is found to cause cancer
  • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act

    requires all consumer products in interstate commerce to be honestly and informatively labeled, with FDA enforcing provisions on foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices.
  • FSIS

    is the public health regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that that United States' commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged
  • Saccharin Study and Labeling Act

    passed by Congress to stop FDA from banning the chemical sweetener but requiring a label warning that it has been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
  • Food and Drug Administration Act

    officially establishes FDA as an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services with a Commissioner of Food and Drugs appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, and broadly spells out the responsibilities of the Secretary and the Commissioner for research, enforcement, education, and information.
  • Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act

    establishes specific labeling requirements, provides a regulatory framework, and authorizes FDA to promulgate good manufacturing practice regulations for dietary supplements