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Massachusetts legislates milk inspections

Massachusetts, 1857
The Massachusetts legislature ordered milk inspections throughout the state by law and appointed milk inspectors to enforce the nation's first such action. This act followed a less effective 1856 attempt to keep milk safe which did not allow for inspections. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 390.


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