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Pure Food, Drink, and Drug Act

Pure Food, Drink, and Drug Act

Pure Food, Drink, and Drug Act

In line with Lorine Swainston Goodwin

about Pure Food, Drink, and Drug Act in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

As late as the closing decades of the 19th century, no effective government legislation existed to protect the consumer against hazardous foods, drinks, and drugs. Contamination and adulteration and fraudulent advertising and labeling were so widespread that consumers could not determine which products were safe to use. Drug addiction was reaching alarming proportions. These conditions were undermining the physical, mental, and moral health of the nation and no one seemed able or willing to do anything constructive to remedy the situation. The few existing national laws dealt mostly with protecting business interests. Local statutes could not prevent the trafficking of undesirable products between states.