food science timeline

  • 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.
  • FDA established

    This organization is established for the cause of regulating and preventing any food, drug, and cosmetic related issue.
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    Food Laws throughout History

  • 1st Certified 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 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.
  • Food and Drug Administration Act

    Broadly spells out the responsibilities of the secretary and the commisioner of the FDA for research, enforcement, education, and information.
  • Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act

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