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Wiley & Poison Squad (FDA001)

In 1902, Congress authorized funds for human trials of controversial food preservatives to determine if they would be used safely. Harvey Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry called these his “hygienic table studies.” They soon became known popularly as “the Poison Squad.”


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Taken on October 24, 2011