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Food chemistry and U.S. food regulations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19719129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Agriculture and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) was founded in 1908 shortly after passage of the first U.S. food regulations in 1906. Modern food regulations started with the passage of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1938. This Act has been amended several times to keep pace with developments in food chemistry. In 1958 the Food Additives Amendment was enacted to control substances added to food. Since 1958 scientific techniques have been developed to evaluate the safety and carcinogenicity of substances in the food supply. In the 1970s and 1980s AGFD symposia and books addressed compounds of concern in foods. In the 1990s food safety and nutrition regulations followed new developments in food and nutrition chemistry. Recently, the well-studied toxin acrylamide was discovered in food and presented regulators with new questions on safety and control in the food supply. Discoveries and developments in chemistry such as those in nanotechnology will continue to present challenges to food regulators.
David J Armstrong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-16     Completed Date:  2010-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8180-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
FDA/NCFST, Summit, Illinois 60501, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acrylamide / analysis
Agriculture / history
Chemistry Techniques, Analytical / history
Food* / history
Food Additives / analysis,  history
Food Analysis / history*
Food Contamination / analysis,  legislation & jurisprudence
Food Labeling / history,  legislation & jurisprudence
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
History, Ancient
Legislation, Food / history*
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration / history
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Food Additives; 79-06-1/Acrylamide

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