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Kim Aleman
Kim Aleman • 2 years ago

Before the Pure Food and Drugs Act was enacted, factory conditions were horrific. This candy factory probably cleaned up its act for its inspection.

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People read about the Poison Squad’s (volunteer test-eaters) reaction to food additives with increasing alarm. The press coverage of Dr. Wiley’s experiment generated a public outcry that helped push the Pure Food and Drugs Act through Congress.

The muckrakers had successfully heightened public awareness of safety issues stemming from careless food preparation procedures and the increasing incidence of drug addiction from patent medicines. Public pressure forced a reluctant Congress to consider a Pure Food and Drug bill in 1906. The Pure Food and Drug Act was basically designed to prevent the adulteration and mislabeling of foods and pharmaceuticals

Johnston's Fluid Beef, most nutricious food for children; c 1870-1900

The Pure Food and Drug Act, enacted through the efforts of Harvey Wiley and Sinclair in 1906, gave consumers protection from dangerous and impure foods. All products must be clearly labeled and must explain a product which cannot be seen or judged by a consumer. This act solved problems concerning fraudulently labeled items.

Home Helps: A Pure Food Cook Book; 1910 (recipes all contain Cottolene, a fat alternative to lard or butter)

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miss Hilda Trevelyan vintage postcard 1906.

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