[2014] jmontinola: Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906

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[2014] jmontinola: Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906

The Pure Food and Drug Act The first of a series of significant consumer protection laws enacted by the Federal Government in the twentieth century. This act led to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration. The act was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt and the Federal Meat Inspection Act. Its main purpose was to ban foreign and intertate traffic in adulterated or mislabeled food and drug products.


- Key piece of Progressive Era legislation- Any drug with listed 10 or more ingredients was known as a "deemed drug"- The Act proved more powerful than monetary penalties- The law was known as a "truth in labeling" law to raise standards

Lasting Impact

This law was amended several times and each time expanding federal requirements


"Pure Food and Drug Act." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 25 Aug. 2014. Web. 27 Aug. 2014.Lerner, Adrienne. "Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906." Food : In Context. Ed. Brenda Lerner and K. Lerner. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2011. 669-672. Global Issues In Context. Web. 27 Aug. 2014.

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906




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