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Pure Food, Drink, and Drug Act

  • By: Lorine Swainston Goodwin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

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 ...

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