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Unformatted text preview: Health Information 3/18/2011 Food advertising History of FDA regulation of food ads & labels Study of the changes in fat and saturated-fat consumption as information spread (Ippolito & Mathios) Discussion about optimal information policy Start Taxation after break History of FDA Regulation Food and Drugs Act of 1906 Adulteration and misbranding Eliminated claims like Grants Hygienic Crackers: Eaten daily in place of bread will keep the system in perfect order. Recommended & prescribed by leading physicians & dentists. Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 FTC regarded false and misleading labels & ads of food products as unfair method of competition. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 Food Additives Amendment of 1958 increased FDA authority over food FDA took the position that any food product for which drug claims were made in advertising became a drug as well as a food. Hutt, P. (1986). Government Regulation of Health Claims in Food Labeling and Advertising. Food Drug Cosmetic Law Journal 41: 3-73. History,...
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