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H.R. 7700

Volume 103

To protect the public health by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act so as to provide for the safety of chemical additives in food.

Mr. Fulton; Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 7462.

H.R. 7798

Volume 103

To protect the public health by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act so as to provide for the safety of chemical additives in food.

Mr. Delaney; Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 7918.

H.R. 7938

Volume 103

To protect the public health by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act so as to provide for the safety of chemical additives in food.

Mrs. Sullivan; Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 8421.

H.

Res. 273

Volume 103

That a select committee be appointed to conduct a full and complete investigation and study of the use of chemicals and other additives in food, medicine, and beverages, with a view to ascertaining what deleterious effects such chemicals have on human life and health.

Mr. Teller; Committee on Rules, 8422.

House

Congressional Record

H.R. 8112

Volume 103

To protect the public health by
amending the Federal Food, Drug,
and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the
use in food of food additives which
have not been adequately tested to
establish their safety.

Mr. Miller of Nebraska; Committee
on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,
9058.

H.R. 8390

Volume 103

To protect the public health by
amending the Federal Food, Drug,
and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the
use in food of additives which have
not been adequately tested to
establish their safety.

Mr. Harris; Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 10403.

H.R. 8629

Volume 103

To protect the public health by
amending the Federal Food, Drug,
and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the
use in food of additives which
have not been adequately tested to
establish their safety.

Mr. Wolverton; Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 11284.

H. Res. 311

Volume 103

That a select committee be appointed
to conduct a full and complete inves-
tigation and study of the use of
chemicals and other additives in food,
medicine, and beverages with a view to
ascertaining what deleterious effects
such chemicals have on human life and
health.

Mr. Farbstein; Committee on Rules, 11439.

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Congressional Record

H.R. 10404

Volume 104

To amend the Federal Food, Drug,
and Cosmetic Act for the protection
of the public health, by prohibiting
new food additives which have not
been adequately pretested to establish
their safe use under the conditions of
their intended use.

Mr. Williams of Mississippi; Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1395.

H.R. 12784

Volume 104

To protect the public health by
amending the Federal Food, Drug, and
Cosmetic Act to prohibit the use in
food of chemical additives which have
not been adequately tested to establish
their safety.

Mr. Osmers; Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 10066.

H.R. 13254

Volume 104

To protect the public health by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the use in food of additives which have not been adequately tested to establish their safety.

Mr. Williams of Mississippi; Committee on
Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 12872.
--Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 2284),
15342.-- Rules suspended, amended and passed
House, 17412.--Referred to Senate
Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, 17565.
--Reported with amendments (S. Rept. 2422),
18062.--Passed over, 18633.--Amended and
passed Senate, 19358.--' . concurs in
Senate amendments, 19641.--Examined and
signed, 19584, 19714.--Presented to the
President, 19715.--Approved--(Public Law
929), 19719.

85тн CONGRESS

1st SESSION

H. R. 366

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 3, 1957 Mr. O'HARA of Minnesota introduced the following bill; which was referred

to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for the

protection of the public health, by prohibiting new food additives which have not been adequately pretested to establish their safe use under the conditions of their intended use.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That section 201 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 4 Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following 5 new paragraphs (s), (t), and (u): 6 “(s) The term 'new food additive' means any substance 7 used or intended to be used for any purpose in the manufaa 8 ture, packing, processing, preparation, or other fabrication 9 of any food, or in the packaging, transporting, or holding of

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1 it, which (1) thus becomes or could reasonably be expected 2 to become a component of such food and (2) is not generally 3 recognized among experts qualificd by scientific training and 4 experience to evaluate the safety of food, to be safe for use

5 under the conditions of such use or intended use. The term

6 does not include a pesticide chemical in or on a raw agricul 7 tural commodity; or, with respect to a particular food or 8 class of foods, any substance to the extent to which, its use

9 for general consumption in the United States in or on such

10 food or class of foods is authorized or approved by the Food 11 and Drug Administration or the Meat Inspection Branch of 12 the United States Department of Agriculture, or any sub13 stance to the extent to which its use in or on a food is ap

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proved by or under this Act. Each new food additive shall

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“ (t) The term 'safe for use when used with reference 17 to a new food additive shall mean that it is reasonably 18

probable that such new food additive can be used under 19 the conditions of its intended use without rendering the 20 food in or on which it is used injurious to health.

“(1) The term 'conditions of its intended use' when nised with reference to a new food additive includes, but 23 shall not be limited to, specifications as to the particular

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food or class of foods in or on which said additive is in

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tended to be used, the quantity intended to be used in or on

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