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September 8, 1934

Committee on Foods

JAMA. 1934;103(10):755. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750360031014

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SPECIAL PURPOSE FOODS  "Special Purpose Foods" with usefulness restricted to specific purposes, such as inclusion in diets for obesity or special morbid conditions, will be judged on the basis of their probable usefulness and special adaptability. Food products with very low content of dextrose formers, products with little or no caloric content, and products with features of special adaptability and usefulness for the preparation of special diets, will be accepted provided the package label and advertising meet requirements set forth in the following paragraph and the cost is not wholly out of proportion to the possible usefulness of the products.The labels and advertising shall prominently display, in easily legible type, the designation "Special Purpose Food," a statement listing all ingredients in the order of decreasing predominance by weight, and the special purpose of the product. These statements, so far as is practical, should be in close proximity to the

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