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June 19, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(25):1924-1925. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670510046025

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Milk Legislation  The Moniteur belge contains an article giving an account of recent legislation pertaining to the production, transportation and sale of milk. To prevent adulteration or fraud, milk may be sold only in containers bearing labels indicating its quality: "whole milk," "skim milk," etc. Milk may not be offered for human consumption if produced by cows that are being treated with drugs that may affect the milk, if the flanks and udders of the animals are habitually covered with dung or if the cows have infectious diseases of the udders. Containers must not be of red or yellow copper, of wood, or of unglazed terra cotta ware. They must not be rusty or have a corrugated surface, nor may their walls be foulsmelling, or contaminated by milk settlings or other material. All containers must be kept in a perfect state of cleanliness by the use of hot water, steam

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