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April 27, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(17):1439. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520430051012

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As we go to press we learn that the substitute pure food bill now pending before the Illinois Legislature has been amended so as partially to restore its usefulness. This bill is a makeshift substitute for a carefully drawn and thoughtfully considered bill formulated by the state Pure Food Commission. The original bill contained practically the same provisions as the national Food and Drugs Act, modified for state purposes. It also contained special provisions for a pure milk supply and regulated conditions in the dairy farms as well as methods of transportation and delivery. The substitute bill contained none of these provisions. It is stated in the daily press that the chairman of the committee on manufactures induced the speaker of the House to omit these provisions on the ground that they would interfere with the butter, milk and cheese business. It has also been stated that the Elgin Board

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