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S. 1172 (95th): Food Additives Amendment

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 29, 1977.

Food Additives Amendment - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow the use of a food additive if the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare determines that such additive does not present a significant risk to human health. Directs the Secretary to consider certain factors in making such a determination. Prohibits the Secretary from banning an additive which has induced cancer in animals until a determination as defined in this Act has been made, unless the Secretary determines it is in the immediate public interest to prohibit such additive.