PAM_4380_march18_2011 - Health Information • Food...

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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 “Grant’s 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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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course PAM 4380 taught by Professor Kenkel during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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PAM_4380_march18_2011 - Health Information • Food...

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