THE CABINET: Pure Food & Drugs

THE CABINET

Alert, employes of the Department of Agriculture scent after those scamps, the adulterers of food and drug products, rejoice to waylay those who tamper with comestibles or medicaments. In this sense, last week, Acting Secretary Charles Frederick Marvin was pleased to expose his judgments upon 50 violations of the Food and Drugs Act. Walnuts, 29 bags, were condemned because they contained "filthy, decomposed and putrid animal substance." An Oklahoma shipment of eggs showed "71.1% inedible eggs, consisting of black rots, mixed rots, spot rots, blood rings and moldy eggs." There was...

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