Bulletin Volume 141-144

Bulletin Volume 141-144

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...a fine not to exceed $300 or imprisonment not to exceed one year, or both, in the discretion of the court. The penalty for the manufacturer of proscribed foods and drugs within the Territories and the District of Columbia is more severe than for their sale in interstate commerce, being for each offense a fine not to exceed $500 or one year's imprisonment, or both, within the discretion of the court. In prosecutions under section 3 of the English law guilty knowledge must be proven. This is required by section 5. The courts of Great Britain have not been invoked to act frequently under section 3. The question of intent has decreased its usefulness, and again, trials based on it are found to be very expensive because of the expert evidence necessary to prove the effect on health of the articles of food under discussion. It is in connection with this section that the "Report of the departmental committee, appointed to inquire into the use of preservatives and coloring matters in the preservation and coloring of food" is of value. The report of this committee was published in 1901, and their recommendations are given on page 30. In 1896 the justices at South London sessions had before them the question of sulphate of copper used in greening peas. They held that it was in violation of section 3 to sell a 1-pound bottle of peas with the knowledge that it contained an amount of copper equivalent to 3 grains of this chemical. This is equivalent to 0.8 grain of metallic copper per pound. (Sumners v. Grist, 60 J. P., 346.) There have in fact been other successful prosecutions in the courts of Great Britain because of the large amounts of copper found in peas and spinach. Among recent cases, reference may be made to spinach containing 10...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678281X
  • 9781236782816