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December 16, 1905

FOOD-STORAGE REFORM.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(25):1876. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510250042011

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Abstract

A bill which was introduced at the last session of the New York Legislature, but which failed to pass, is to be again introduced at the coming session. It provides for the prohibition of the storage of poultry or game in an undrawn condition and the sale of such to the public. Attention has been called to the many cases of toxin infection from eating game and poultry which has been stored in an undrawn state. Naturally, the bill will be resisted by powerful interests, but it ought to pass. The idea of eating fowls which have been hung up in storage for indefinite periods with decomposing viscera unremoved, is not esthetically attractive, and public opinion and requirements ought to be easily molded against such practice, even if the very evident sanitary conditions have less weight.

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