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March 20, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(12):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780120045016

The United States Public Health Service has recently published the seventh annual rating of the compliance of market milk supplies in urban communities with the Standard Milk Ordinance and Code.1 The ordinance and code were published by the service as a guide and stimulus for the improvement of milk supplies through local ordinances modeled after the standard ordinance. The ratings are made annually by state milk sanitation authorities, in accordance with the Public Health Service rating method, based on grade A pasteurized milk and grade A raw milk requirements of the Public Health Service milk ordinance and code. In order to qualify, a community must have ratings of 90 or better for both raw and pasteurized milk, unless only raw or only pasteurized milk is sold, in which case the rating for that class of milk must be over 90. Ratings must be made at least every two years;