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July 24, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(4):255-256. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680040043018

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Food Preservatives: Regulations Delayed  The minister of health has decided in consequence of representations made to him to postpone the operation of the public health (preservatives in food) regulations so far as they relate to bacon and hams, for a period of six months; i. e., until July, 1927. In making this concession, the minister stated that he cannot contemplate any further postponement of the regulations, and that he cannot entertain any suggestion that the presence of boron compounds shall be permitted in bacon and ham imported or sold in this country after the date mentioned. The representations to which the minister refers were made by a number of trade organizations which desire a postponement of at least a year, in order that they might have time to make the necessary changes in manufacturing processes on account of the prohibition of the use of preservatives. In regard to the admixture

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