An amendment, known as the "Moore" amendment, has been proposed to modify the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. If it is enacted, proof of wilful intent or gross negligence would be required before a criminal conviction for violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act could be obtained. Under the Act adulteration or misbranding of any food, drug, device or cosmetic is a misdemeanor punishable by fines or even imprisonment. If intent to defraud can be proved, the penalty is more severe. Requirement of proof of intent as proposed by the "Moore" amendment would, no doubt, make effective enforcement difficult, if not impossible.
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