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United States Code Annotated: Food and Drugs, Title 21 Sections 1 to 800

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491 pages
This presentation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act includes annotations from Federal and State courts.
The overall purpose of this act is to prevent mislabeled and adulterated food, drugs, and cosmetics from entering the commercial market so as to protect the safety and health of the consumer. Following a subchapter on definitions, a subchapter specifies prohibited acts and penalties. A subchapter on food specifies definitions and standards for food and details what constitutes adulterated and misbranded food. Other topics covered in the food subchapter are emergency permit control, regulations making exemptions, tolerance for poisonous or deleterious substances in food, tolerances for pesticide chemicals in or on raw agricultural commodities, intrastate sales of colored oleomargarine, and food additives. The subchapter on drugs and devices describes adulterated and misbranded drugs and devices. Other topics in this subchapter include the management of new drugs, the certification of drugs containing specified ingredients, the authority to designate official names, the registration of drug producers, and new animal drugs. The subchapter on cosmetics defines aspects of adulterated and misbranded cosmetics as well as regulations making exemptions. Remaining subchapters cover general administrative provisions of the act, imports and exports, and "miscellaneous."


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