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Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

Overview- Enacted by the FDA, it is the most important of the food and drug acts passed by the FDA. It was a revision of the first law set in 1906. It gave the FDA the power to set food standards and to set certain labeling requirements; also to enforce certain health codes. Penalties for disobeying the standards result in penalties: up to ten years in prison, $500,000 in fines, seizure of illegal goods, and many more penalties.Food_Drug_Cosemetic_Act.jpg

Purpose-The purpose was to insure the safety of all food, drug and cosmetic goods distributed throughout the United States.

Who it helped?- It helped all Americans who ate food, used drugs, and applied cosmetics.

Link- http://www.answers.com/topic/food-drug-and-cosmetic-act-of-1938
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