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Massachusetts legislates milk inspections

Massachusetts, 1857
04/05/1859
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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