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January 19, 1935

REPORT OF THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

JAMA. 1935;104(3):220-221. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760030052013
Abstract

The recently published report of the Federal Food and Drug Administration, covering its activities during the year ended June 30, 1934, emphasizes the manner in which the administration has carried on its important work despite the limited resources and facilities provided by Congress and in the face of a notoriously deficient federal Food and Drugs Law. Approximately 54,000 samples of foods and drugs were analyzed by the bureau during the year. Nearly 1,100 criminal prosecutions were recommended and 1,729 shipments of adulterated or misbranded products were seized. Several hundred million pounds of foods from foreign sources were inspected; entry was refused to 4,223 proposed importations of foods and drugs. More than 6,000 samples of fruits and vegetables were analyzed for poisonous residues of sprays used as insecticides. Fifty-eight consignments were found to contain "dangerous" quantities and these were seized. This work the Food and Drug Administration considers its most important

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