Food And Drug Administration Origin

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The origin of The Food and Drug Administration can be traced in 1848 at the Patent Office, when Lewis Caleb Beck was examining chemicals in agricultural products. Yet, The Food and Drug Administration began with the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act. Upton Sinclair, Samuel Hopkins, and the Chief Chemist of the Bureau of Chemistry in the Department of Agriculture, Harvey Washington Wiley, were able to express the needs for the act in The Jungle. This final push was exactly what was needed for the Congress and President Theodore Roosevelt to establish the Food and Drugs Act, also known as the Willy Act. Currently, The Food and Drug Administration or FDA is known to protect consumer health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security

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