feb 1 - Food Safety Themes Feb 1 FOOD SAFETY Scientific...

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Food Safety Themes Feb 1
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FOOD SAFETY Scientific Research Policy Decisions Public Implementation
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The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 It passed because of: Dr. Harvey W.Wiley (B. 1844) Chief Chemist of the USDA The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (about food handling in the Chicago stockyards)
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Food and Drug Act of 1906 First “pure food law” Provisions Outlined standards for cleanliness Prohibited misbranding Prohibited food adulteration Provided no power of enforcement
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The 1906 bill was rewritten in 1938 - as amended, this is today’s law
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The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 It provides the basis for a sanitary and safe food supply It is administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Welfare The Act controls all food in interstate commerce except meat and poultry The Act assures food that is safe, wholesome, fair value
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The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 Definition of adulterated food (section 402) A food may be deemed to be adulterated if it bears or contains any added: 1. Poisonous or deleterious substances 2. Filth 3. Decomposed or deceased material
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of 1938 Definition of adulterated food
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2009 for the course FST 100B taught by Professor Germain during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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