Food Safeguards

Archive Report

Speed-up of National Pure Food Campaign

Renewal of Food Safety Debate in Congress

The national government's stepped-up pure food campaign, which brought a crisis for the cranberry industry in November and since has thrown millions of dollars' worth of tenderized chicken off the market, will move into high gear on March 6 when the Food Additives Act of 1958 comes into full effect. After that date, food suppliers are forbidden to use any non-food substance in their products unless they have proved the substance safe for human consumption or have received special government permission to use it in a way that will not be injurious to health.

Housewives may find in March that some familiar food items have become suddenly unavailable. This will not necessarily mean that ...

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