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When we take into consideration the enormous amount of canned foods put up and consumed each year, and the comparatively few cases of poisoning, both real and imaginary, that have been attributed to the use of canned foods, we ask the question, Is the use of canned foods injurious? 500,000,000 cans of food are annually consumed as follows:
Of salmon an average per annum of....... 50,000,000 cans.
Of tomatoes an average per annum of....... 52,000,000 cans.
Of corn an average per annum of....... 30,000,000 cans.
Of perches an average per annum of....... 15,000,000 cans.
Of meats, oysters, fruits, vegetables, etc...... 253,000,000 cans.
In vegetables alone there are about 400 farms that have small canning factories, putting up the products ducts of the adjoining land fresh from the fields. Adding these to the number of regular canning factories, we have about 800 in all. These fingures do not include the canning
NORTH J. CANNED FOODS AS A CAUSE OF ACUTE POISONING.. JAMA. 1887;VIII(2):32–35. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391270004001a
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