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TO REGULATE THE IMPORTATION OF MILK AND CREAM

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

UNITED STATES SENATE

SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. R. 11768

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE IMPORTATION OF MILK
AND CREAM INTO THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PUR-
l’OSE OF PROMOTING THE DAIRY INDUSTRY OF THE

UNITED STATES AND PROTECTING

THE PUBLIC HEALTH

DECEMBER 21 AND 22, 1926

Printed for the use of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon, Chairman GEORGE W. NORRIS, Nebraska.

ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina. ARTHUR CAPPER, Kansas.

JOSEPH E. RANSDELL, Louisiana. HENRY W. KEYES, New Hampshire.

JOHN B. KENDRICK, Wyoming. FRANK R. GOODING, Idaho.

J. THOMAS HEFLIN, Alabama. PETER NORBECK, South Dakota.

THADDEUS H. CARAWAY, Arkansas. J. W. HARRELD, Oklahoma.

WOODBRIDGE N. FERRIS, Michigan. CHARLES S. DENEEN, Illinois.

EARLE B. MAYFIELD, Texas. FREDERIC M. SACKETT, Kentucky.

H. K. KIEPER, Clerk,

TO REGULATE THE IMPORTATION OF MILK AND CREAM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1926

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10.30 o'clock a. m., in room 326, Senate Office Building, Senator Charles L. McNary presiding

Present: Senators McNary (chairman), Capper, Keyes, Gooding, Deneen, Sackett, Ransdell, Kendrick, Heflin, Caraway, and Ferris.

Present also : Senators Lenroot, Dale, and Bingham; Representatives Beck, of Wisconsin; Browne, of Wisconsin; Voight, of Wisconsin; Lampert, of Wisconsin; Nelson, of Wisconsin; Goodwin, of Minnesota ; and Taber, of New York.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order. The committee was called together this morning to consider some amendments to H. R. 11768.

(The bill is here made a part of the record, as follows:) AN ACT To regulate the importation of milk and cream into the United States for the purpose of prorc.oting the dairy industry of the United States and protecting the public

health

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after the date on which this act takes effect the importation into the United States of milk and cream is prohibited unless the person by whom such milk or cream is shipped or transported into the United States holds a valid permit from the Secretary of Agriculture.

SEC. 2. Milk or cream shall be considered unfit for importation (1) when all cows producing such milk or cream are not healthy and a physical examination of all such cows has not been made within one year previous to such milk being offered for importation; (2) when such milk or cream, if raw, is not produced from cows which have passed a tuberculin test applied by a duly authorized official veterinarian of the United States, or of the country in which such milk or cream is produced, within one year previous to the time of the importation, showing that such cows are free from tuberculosis; (3) when the sanitary conditions of the dairy farm or plant in which such milk or cream is produced or handled do not score at least fifty points out of one hundred points according to the methods for scoring as provided by the score cards used by the Bureau of Dairy Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture at the time such dairy farms or plants are scored ; (4) in the case of raw milk if the number of batceria per cubic centimeter exceeds three hundred thousand and in the case of raw cream seven hundred and fifty thousand, in the case of pasteurized milk if the number of batceria per cubic centimeter exceeds one hundred thousand, and in the case of pasteurized cream five hundred thousand; (5) when the temperature of milk or cream at the time of importation exceeds fifty degrees Fahrenheit.

SEC. 3. The Secretary of Agriculture shall cause such inspections to be made as are necessary to insure that milk and cream are so produced and handled as to comply with the provisions of section 2 of this act, and in all cases

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