Congressional Serial Set Volume 3865

Congressional Serial Set Volume 3865

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Q. And 20 out of these have been condemned? A. Yes, sir. By Colonel Denby: Q. Can you tell us what kind of diseases these 20 developed? A. Largely tuberculosis. Q. Then after the meat has passed these two post-mortem examinations what ia done with it? A. It is thoroughly washed and cleaned and ready for the chilling rooms, and there employees of the Government do the stamping or tagging, as the case may be. Q. Where is that done? A. On the beds where the cattle are killed. Q. In that killing room? A. Yes, sir. Q. Now explain to us all about the tagging and stamping. A. When the tagging or inspection of the cattle was started in 1892, every animal was tagged with a tag showing it was Government-inspected beef and put on with a wire stem. The Government found that expensive, both as to the amount of help needed and tags, and they started to stamp beef with rubber stamps, using indelible ink. They use a stamp 3 inches long, with the letters "TJ. S. No. 3" in the center, showing the animal is United States inspected and killed at No. 3 abattoir. Q. The man that stamps, does he inspect the beef, too? A. No, sir. Q. He simply stamps it? A. He simply stamps it. The inspector of the beds, if he finds an animal which he considers unfit for food, condemns it with a "condemned" tag. Q. That is the third inspection the animal has gone through with? A. No; the same inspection I spoke of--of examining the intestines and vitals. If he finds an animal he wishes to condemn, he puts on a "condemned " tag. Q. What kind of a tag is that? A. A large yellow tag. Q. And then what becomes of the beef? A. Cut down and sent to the tank room under his supervision, and he attends to it every time. Q. What becomes of it then? A. It goes into a...show more

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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661416X
  • 9781236614162