June 30, 1906

The Department of Agriculture, charged with administration of the Pure Food and Drugs Act, recently completed its 12,000th seizure and prosecution under that law, since the enactment in 1906. Thereupon it published a general summary of its works, listing the chief kinds of malpractice which it had been called upon to deal with. The 12,000th case had to do with the shipment of 400 cases of eggs, some of them rotten, from Iowa to Illinois. The chief classes of offenses:

Dairy products: more than 1,000 seizures, having to do...

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