A decision of the United States Supreme Court on Dec. 15, 1958, interpreting the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act, has focused attention on the use of coloring and other materials in foods, drugs and cosmetics. This requires a complex study of the effects of the various food additives, contaminants and chemicals upon the individual, whether intentionally added or accidently produced, in foods, drugs and cosmetics. Evaluation of the tremendous group of food additives can best be approached in the light of the benefits intended by the manufacturer or grower using them.
Milton Oppenheim, Food Additives Law and Practice, 8 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 516 (1959)