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April 25, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(17):1283-1284. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660430041023

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New Regulations for the Handling of Meat  The public health meat regulations of 1924 are now in effect. The intention is to secure such handling of meat as shall protect it from any contamination. The definition of the term "meat" is so wide that it must involve shopkeepers in considerable new responsibilities. "Meat" is defined as the flesh of cattle, swine, sheep or goats, including bacon and ham and edible offal and fat, that is sold or intended for sale for human consumption, and "animal" means any animal from which meat is derived. Thus lard, margarin and other fats, preserved meats, bacon, hams and sausages come within the regulations.The regulations provide that every person who conveys or causes to be conveyed any meat in a vehicle: (a) Shall cause to be kept clean the inside and covering of the vehicle, the receptacles in which the meat is placed and

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