1906 Pure Food and Drug Act

Title

1906 Pure Food and Drug Act

Description

The United States passed the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906 and established federal regulation of food and drug products. It also forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated, misbranded, or poisonous foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors. It was the first federal law that dealt with regulating these products and effectively ended the growth of the patent medicine industry.

Creator

59th United States Congress

Date

June 30, 1906

Rights

United States. Cong. Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. 59th Cong., 1st sess., Chp. 3915, Pg. 768-772, Washington: GPO, 1906. 

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Text

For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That is shall be unlawful for Columbia any article of food or drug which is adulterated or misbranded, within the meaning of this Act; and any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each offense shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not to exceed five hundred dollars or shall be sentenced to one year's imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court, and for each subsequent offense and conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars or sentenced to one year's imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court...

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Collection

Citation

59th United States Congress , “1906 Pure Food and Drug Act,” Inbetween Peoples, accessed August 6, 2020, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/9.