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ï~~Mel fAq peloapoid eq Am ipue kiied pipeaAq eUIO!pjaJ to ei e IUOIEN CaLfJo u0!1913GIIO etwoij paidoo seM abed sg uo eIow j 778 CITY DOCUMENT-NO. 75. [42 RECOMMENDATIONS 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 monthly. 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. Respectfully submitted, GEORGE D. MELICAN, Inspector of Milk. YJ 17 rh 1 1 " fi..ti

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