Pure Food and Drug Act rules are announced, 1906

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Pure Food and Drug Act rules are announced, 1906 - 8 to luces-Buntly Is PURE FOOD ftf.0 DRUG ACT....
8 to luces-Buntly Is PURE FOOD ftf.0 DRUG ACT. RULES MHOn. HK(, l.ATIOVS TO BE F.M-'OHCED F.M-'OHCED F.M-'OHCED l.MIKB SEW LAW PltOMlL,. GATED BV SKCKETAKV OF AGRICll.TinE. PURCHASERS ARE PROTECTED Labels Must Show the Ingredient Contained In the Article and Misbranding Misbranding la Provided Against Parity of Candle Aaaured The Question of Geographical Xamea l'u.ilea Commission, hut Agreement Agreement Is Benched. (By Associated Press.) Washington, D. C, Oct. 20. Secretary Secretary Wilson of the department of agriculture agriculture today promulgated the regulations regulations under which the recently enacted pure food and drug act will be enforced. enforced. The commission appointed to prepare the regulations, consisted ot Dr. H. W. Wiley, of the agricultural ; department, Dr. S. N .1). North of the department of commerce and labor, and ; James I Gerry of the treasury depart- depart- f ment. In a letter to the secretaries of, their several departments they say their agreement on the regulations was unanimous. To the regulations Secretaries Secretaries Wilson, Metcalf and Shaw have given their approval. , must state contents. i The section of the regulation re specting the labeling of products re- re- i quires that tho Ingredients of the pack age snail be stated, eo that the pur- pur- ehaer may know precisely what he la buying. In tho matter of coloring the requlre- requlre- nrninuo that no Ingredient known to be deleterious to human health shall ; be used by manufacturers. This regu- regu- latlon applies with particular force to the manufacture of candles. j ADULTERATION BARRED. j Adulterations, particularly of drugs, , Is prohibited, but standard drugs will i not be considered adulterated provided that they are branded eo as to show i their actual strength or purity. Pol- Pol- sonouH or deleterious preservatives , shall only bo applied externally and ; shall be of a kind that will not permeate permeate to the Interior of the product ami the preservative must be of such u character that until removed, the food products are Inedible. Misbranding of food or drug products Is guarded against particularly. The label on every product must boar the name of the product, the place or manufacture and, must Show) whether the article is a compound mixture mixture or blend; and must designate the Ingredients and proportions in the case of drugs and foods. The use of any false or misleading statement, design or device on the label is specially prohibited. prohibited. DIFFF.RENCEB OF OPINION. It Is known that some differences of opinion arose among tho members of the commission respecting Important details of the rules. A originally drafted the rule especially prohibited the use of generic names a applied to products of American manufacture. For Instance champagne, as distinguishing a kind of wine, could not be used In connection with or American wine of that kind because it was held to ba misleading If not actually deceptive. Geographlcul names generally, as applied applied to food or drug products, or to wines and liquors v. ere not permitted to be used under the regulation as prepared prepared by the commission. t . GKOGUAPHICAL NAMES. I When tho regulations were submitted to the secretaries of the three departments departments for approval, some changes were made In them of a very Important character. The use of geographical names, for instance, was provided for In cases where It was thought the name were generic or distinctive.. It was provided, however, that it should be Indicated on the package containing) the product that it was ot American manufacture. Thus, champagne la required required to be labelled American champagne champagne or California champagne, so that the purchaser, while he knows that he is getting a certain kind of wine knows also that the wine Is made In America and not in France. The regulations apply to other products In a similar way. It wns tho effort of the commission commission to Insure to tho purchaser of any food or drug product absolute purity. :

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  1. The Oshkosh Northwestern,
  2. 20 Oct 1906, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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