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COOK PORK. WELL.
-The United States Department if
Agriculture has issued a warning again:t
- ng pork or any product containing
*;pork urnless it is well cooked. Uncooked
pork' frequently contains parasites of
microscopic size, known as trichinae, and
persons w ho eat uncooked pork run the
risk of contracting trichinosis, a most
painful and distressing disease, which
sometimes ends fatally, in spite of any treatment. The health of patients who
recover from theaacute stages of the
disease is often permanently impaired.
What Inspected Pork Means.
It is important to remember that tin cooked pork is likely to contain live
tnchinae no matter how healthy the
animal from which it came may have
that of the surrounding air or water.
How Long to Cook Pork.
The following rules for cooking pork
by boiling is based on drcful experi nents carried out sonic years agu by a
Cook meat 19 minutes firr each pound
o>f weight if put into boiling water,
keeping the water boiling throughout
the cooking process. If the meat is put
into cold water, deduct half the time
-ectuired to bring the water to a boil.
Examples: How long should a 10 -pound ham c boiled if placed in boilin water? Ten rMultiplied by 18 equals
10 minutes, or 3 hours. How long
should a 10-pound ham be boiled if
placed in cold water and if 1 hour is
required to bring the water to a boil?
Ten multiplied by 18 hours minus 30
equals 150 minutes, or 2% hours after
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