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December 12, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(24):1812-1813. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730240062025

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The New Law and the Adulteration of Food  Regulations in the new health law embrace all kinds of foodstuffs. The law forbids the sale or manufacture of decayed or harmful foods and beverages. Food articles must be named after the raw substance used in their manufacture, and this name must be used not only in advertisements, samples and invoices but also on the containers. It is strictly forbidden to use names which do not correspond with the true substance of the food or beverage.Drinking water served in cafés and restaurants must be light, colorless, free from odor, and devoid of any by-taste. Its temperature must not exceed 15 C. (59 F.) in any part of the year. Besides this, it has to contain carbon dioxide. Soda water and lemonade factories can be established only with the authorization of the magistrate. Especial authorization is needed for making portable lemonade and

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