Animals: Sardine, Sild, Sprat & Co.

To Englishmen, the sardine is a pilchard (Sardina pilchardus), poor cousin of the English Herrings. Mediterranean peoples eat a smaller sardine (Sardina pilchardus sardina). Japanese, Chileans and Boers eat the Sardina sagax. Southern Australians and New Zealanders eat the Sardina neopilchardus. But in the U. S. any small fish of the herring family is a sardine, provided it comes in a can. Official U. S. attitude on the sardine question was clarified last week by Dr. A. C. Hunter of the Federal Food & Drug Administration. Said he: "Members of the herring family...

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