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Alum Baking Powders

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The result of a trial just concluded at Cantón, N. Y., before Judge Kellogjr, will liave a siilutary elteet In cnecklnjf lie sale of one clasa of adulterated food. Vo men, inwiied Moon and Akerlll, were arrested forselliiiK adulterated bakng powder in violation of the State food dulteration act. The Indictment was or both sellinj; baking powders that were inferior, adulterated and injurious o liealth by reason of being made from iluin, and for selling theni under preense tlmt they were a wholesome, cream of tartar baking powder. A atubborn defence was made, the ckiiin ticiiic set up tliat baklDg powders were not rticles of food and that the powder the defendants were Helling, which wa9 known as ïillett's, was a standard article of trade, and tliat alum bukins powders inferior to t, like Davis' and others, were being gold by other dealers in the same town witliout complaint. The Conrt held that baking powdera were articles of food within the inciining of the law, and the ury found the defcndantsjruilty upon all ,he cliarges. The case had attracted ranch attention from being the first arought under the State Food Adulteration Act ngíinst dealers In Alum Baking powders. The result of the trial Is to eines such bnking powders as adulterated articles of foocl and to make their sale llega!. There are many alum baking powders put up in cans, inider soine name or brand, in addition to thoge sold In bulk, the sale of all of whlcli cautiou dealers will probably be unwllling to continue.


Ann Arbor Courier
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