Chemicals in Foods

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Scientific Advances and Safety of Foods

New uses of Chemicals in Food Products

Every american will have a stake in legislation to be recommended to Congress at its present session by a select committee of the House which for two years has been investigating the use of chemicals in foods.1 Many health officials and scientists, as well as representatives of some companies in the food industries, have told the committee that new uses in foods of chemicals developed during the last dozen years call for modernization and strengthening of the nation's food control laws.

Putting chemicals in foods is not a new practice and not in itself any cause for concern. Foods themselves are chemicals; production and processing of foods are in part matters of chemistry; food ...

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