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778 CITY DOCUMENT-NO. 75. [42
That pasteurized milk is obtaining a stronger hold on the
general public is clearly proven by the increasing percentage
of pasteurized milk sold in Worcester. Today about 42 per
cent of the total milk supply is pasteurized. While the pro cess of pasteurization is comparatively a new one this is the
time to adopt certain regulations governing the pasteurization
of milk, the proper enforcement of which will be a guarantee
that all milk sold under the label of pasteurized milk has
been properly pasteurized and is a clean fresh milk. With
this purpose in mind I earnestly recommend that the fol lowing regulations governing the pasteurization of milk and
cream be adopted:
1. Every pasteurizing apparatus must be equipped with
an automatic recording device which will indicate the temper ature to which the milk or cream has been heated, the temp erature at which said heating has been performed and if
possible the length of time which the milk or cream is held
at the required temperature. The temperature records shall
be made daily and shall at all times be available to the In spector of Milk.
2. No milk or cream shall be pasteurized a second time.
3. Bottled milk sold under the label of pasteurized milk
shall be bottled only at the place of pasteurization.
There are at the present time at least two hundred and
seventy-five dairies sending milk into the city, one hundred
and forty-five licensed dealers either bottling, pasteurizing,
or distributing the supply and about four hundred stores,
restaurants, etc., selling the milk. To guarantee a clean,
safe, standard milk supply to the city, it is absolutely essen tial that all dairies, milk plants and stores be inspected
frequently for facilities, methods and cleanliness and that
samples for analysis be taken from all dealers at least
If this work is to be done thoroughly, I would recommend
that your Honorable Board consider the advisability of
appointing an additional Inspector to this department at
an early date.
GEORGE D. MELICAN,
Inspector of Milk.
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