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The Pure Food and Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act (1906)

The Pure Food and Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act (1906)

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The Pure Food and Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act (1906)

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  1. The Pure Food and Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act (1906)

  2. Regulate the purity and quality of food and drugs

  3. Accurate labeling of all dangerous chemicals

  4. Expansion of federal government as a means of improving the general welfare

  5. Biologics Control Act (1902):restore public confidence and eliminate unfair competition

  6. “Muckrakers”

  7. If meat packers were selling diseased meat, then why were there no revelations of unsanitary conditions in the reports of government inspectors?

  8. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle

  9. large-scale preservation of foodstuffs to be sold on a national market made it impossible for individuals to have personal knowledge of consumer products

  10. Regulate goods in interstate commerce

  11. Federal regulators had to conduct long, complex proceedings to establish standards

  12. Important landmark in the movement toward consumers’ rights