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February 25, 1911

Biennial Report of the Dairy and Food Commissioner of Wisconsin.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(8):614. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560080062034

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Abstract

A perusal of the report of the Wisconsin Dairy and Food Commission is convincing evidence of the fact that Wisconsin is one of the leading states in control of food, especially dairy products. The amount of work carried on during the term of two years is enormous, and the results seem to be excellent. There are records of 2,031 food analyses, and in addition 8,247 samples of milk have been analyzed. Systematic inspection of dairies has put the dairy industry on a relatively high level, and this industry is yielding an annual revenue of $79,000,000. Valuable statistics are given, and elaborate charts of the location of dairies, cheese factories, etc. An interesting comparison between early dairy conditions and the modern state of affairs are presented. The importance of a sanitary milk-supply is emphasized and regulations discussed for the production of clean milk.

The report states that food products with poisonous

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