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Image 58 of Annual report. 1915

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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. · . 46 Twenty-eighth AwmmZ*Rep0rt of the _.£_ I persons wishing to know the baking qualities of their flour. Since _· _ _ · January 1, 1915, 457 baking tests have been made. Foon Iinnonmony. In addition to the analysis of the reg- · if ular official samples, this laboratory also examines a large num- V ber and variety of samples for the. information of private per- i i I I sons, food products suspected of some form of adulteraticn or uu- __ fitness for food. Human milk samples have been sent in by phy- sicians and others, to determine the nutritive value or ntness for nursing infants. City and State ’s attorneys throughout the State send in a good many samples of cider and suspected malt bever- ages in order to determine the alcoholic content for prosecution Q : under the State local option act. During the past year, 45 · samples of this class were received, and 17 cases were brought to J trial, a conviction being obtained in each case. In the trial of cases under the local option act, the courts are often hampered { j by the fact that a "near beer" has the appearance of a straight ` beer, the distinction being in the presence or absence of alcohol, hence a chemical analysis is necessary. Summary of Samples Examined in the Food Laboratory, ‘ Oiicial ............................................................................ 1,333 l Unofficial .... Q ................................................................... 483 ........................................................................ , l Tomi 1 sis »` The unofficial samples submitted to and examined by this { department consisted of milks, creams, ice creams, human milks, V l beer, malt extracts and non-alcoholic beverages, cider, fer- v_ mented and unfermented, wine and grape juice, distilled bever- ages, cheese, butter, suspected poison cases, honey, syrups, mo- z lasses, pops and soft drinks, table and industrial waters, tea, coffee, dyes, edible oils, brans, oats, flour, vinegar, iiavoring ex- I ’DI`&CtS and Concentrates, and condiments, A Resume of samples, official and unofficial, analyzed by the . Food and Drug Department from January 1, 1915, to December -_ 31, 1915: · . . R L" —‘f ,[ ‘