In 1958, U.S. Representative James Delaney of New York added a proviso to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act declaring that the Food and Drug Administration cannot approve any food additive found to induce cancer in a person or animal.
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Yellin, Eric. "Delaney Amendment." Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley I. Kutler. 3rd ed. Vol. 2. New York: Gale, 2003. 540. Print.