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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL, THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1924
tlii.ii in th«’ oriuiiml in 1 :iin<*
caution to protect his brand just as excess of that of a small dose of cheese; Chinese use fish and eggs 11 definitely spoiled they should be
It is seen then that there is litt
he would the good name of his iron tonic. The blackening and which are more or less decayed, and destroyed and not fed to animals
browning of the container or food even the English prefer their game
to be feared and a ¡treat deal to l!|
Of course, there are always some in canned goods is harmless, as ’t and fowls well “ripened.” Buch or fowls. Home canned or even gained
unscrupulous packers of foods, the consist«" only of iron and tin sul national customs substantiate the
canned foods of nil kinds in - 4iri^
same as the outcasts of any indus- i fides respectively, the sulphur being modern view of the relative infre eaten at all should be thoroughly
Telling How Unfounded Are Popular Notions Regarding Food
ited amounts. The author
try, and their misbehavior, faulty , usually liberated by the high pro quency of real ptomaine poisoning. boiled first of all. The amounts of for
Poisoning and How Dangerous Organisms Manifest Themselves
the future a continued suBstat,
methods, low quality or even harm cessing temperatures.
It may, therefore, be said in con iron and tia dissolved even in badly tial annual increase in Ae p<<
ful products, work to the detriment | A popular idea is that canned clusion that canned foods are among corroded tin cans is small and of
and injury of the entire industry— . foods should be removed from the the most nutritious and palatable little significance from the stand capita consumption of canned fooin
By Carl R. Fellers, Ph. D., in
tainers, handles the product from good and bad manner» alike.
containers immediately upon open- as well as the cleanest and safest point of our health. There is very it the United States.
The Nation’s Health.
the time it enters the cannery until
’ | * -•
of all the classes of fresh or pre little chance for iufection of food
n£L There is no sound reason for
Keeping Her Time.
Much recent unfavorable publicity it is labeled and cased for shipment
physicians made wholesale diagnoses ' doing this; in fact, it seems that served foods. The careful handling after it has been canned, sealed and
* ‘ That’s the terrible fast Mn
relating to the possible harmfulness to all parts of the world. The pack of “ptomaine poisoning” (from the container is the sanest and and cleaning of the products to be sterilized aud, since a can of food
of certain canned foods has caused ing plants are for the most part
canned, together with the high tern is usually not opened until ready Grass-Wideau. ’ ’
many persons to seek exact informa models of sanitary engineering prac Greek ptorna—corpse) usually attrib_________ place for the unused portion perature to which they are subject for use, but little opportunity for
‘ ‘ What’s the idea of two wri.*
utable to eating some food. Tinned
the food, at least for one or
tion regarding them. There is in tice and cleanliness of plant and
ed destroys practically all the mi infection after opening. If the watche3j”
foods were blamed by both the two days.
‘ ‘ Oh, only one of ’em’s a watch!
the minds of many people in cer employes and product, combined medical profession and laymen for I Of the fruit acids none with the croorganisms which are present. The whole can of food is not used at
tain parts of the country a deep- with scientific methods of cannery many of these ailments.
In the1 exception of oxalic acid (present in tin can keeps most foods stable and once, there is perhaps no safer or The other’s a speedometer. ’ ’—Amer!
seated popular prejudice against practice, make for a clean, pure, light of modern science the bugbear |¡rhubarb) is poisonous. A continued sterile, when packed in perfect con saner place to store it for a dav or jean Legion Weekly.
foods preserved in tin containers. wholesome, palatable and safe fin
“ptomaine” has been largely dissi ' diet of canned or fresh rhubarb dition, for an indenfinite period of
On the contrary, home canned foods ished product.
I has been known to accasion symp- time and allows them to be trans
have usually been considered un
It is well known that canners of pated, and the time has come when | toms of oxalic acid poisoning.
ported to every country and climate
usually clean, palatable and safe for the old school, like many home can that handy “catch all” for uneer-
Foods which have been preserved at every season of the year. Spoil-
human consumption. Every (lay we ners today, used faulty and improper tain diagnoses has been relegated or treated with small quantities of age is rare, and dangerous types of
hoar or read of people being poi methods of packing foods. Unsuit to the past.
There is no denying that food , preservatives, such as benzoate of organisms when present usually as
soned from eating this or that food, able or even decomposed raw prod
[ soda, salicylic acid, borax, sulfites, sert themselves hy forming swells
both fresh and canned. The pre ucts were sometimos used, the clean “poisoning“ exists— —not only do we etc., or with " ordinary bleaching or (bulged ends) in addition to a
disposing illness of President Hard ing, grading and packing were of know it exists, but ; we know def coloring agents, may not be defi- spoiled odor and grassy, mushy ap
ing was said to be a gastro intes ten poorly done. Accurate automatic initely many types 1 er forms of it. I nitel.y harmful to health, yet their pearance and turbid liquor in the
tinal disturbance due to eating crab washers, parers, blandiera, graders, The principal types follow:
1—Chi ‘rnieal and alkaloidal poi- j use should not be encouraged. Sul contents.
meat. Notwithstanding these unfa* filling machines, exhaust boxes and
phur dioxid, while not desirable
vorable reports, the immense amount retorts, the latter equipped with self sons—preservatives, metals, oxalic .
proteins, their from any point of view’, has not foods should never be tasted cold.
of canned food daily consumed by registering temperature controls, and acid ergot, certain
the public, not only without injury! the whole plant under technical derivatives and tho-chemical prod been shown to impair , seriously
of consumers, particularly
Every American should Bhare in the inspiration
or detriment, but with great actual laboratory control have entirely rev nets of decomposition, glucosides, ! health
of its towering peaks, leaping geyser«, growling
goes, and energy, pep and
benefit und saving to the nation’s olutionized the industry. The time poisonous mushrooms, drugs, etc.
grottos, boiling cauldrons, in the midst of which
2— Personal susceptibility or idio
are magnificent hotels, charming cottage villages,
health, serves to counteract such and temperature of blanching, ex
j in general peculiarly free from
300 miles of matchless boulevards and all the
hausting and cooking (sterilizing) syncrasy: (a) food intoxication; | chemical poisons because only edi- CHAMBERLAINS
comforts of home.
Let us analyze the facts in the were determined by practice or (b) illness from food mixtures; (c)
Send for our booklet. It tells the thrilling story
case, so that each may draw his guesswork and not by scientifically protein sickness; (d) overeating; , ble, fresh and harmless products
of nature’s wonderland. Our
(e) deficiency diseases—lack of vi 1 are canned.
Keep stomach tweet liver activ
own conclusion. First let us consider controlled experiments.
Under the second group we have
bowels regular—only 25c.
the great and growing industry, the
Canned foods are now carefully tamins.
THROUGH SLEEPING L’AR
3— Infected foods: (a) diseased i a number of different factors w'hich
commercial canning of foods. To a washed, graded as to size and qual
Frenchman, Nicholas Appert, work ity, filled so that a certain weight animals or milk; (b) infected foods
Service DAILY between Portland and West
ing from 1794 to 1810, goes the of food is always found in a tin of causing gastro-intestinal diseases that a person may become ill as a
Yellowstone by the
honor of applying the principles of given size, scientifically blanched and disturbances: (1) food infected ! result of eating too much candy,
preserving foods in hermetically (precooked), exhausted and pro in living or raw state; (2) food in j or perhaps sausage. We also know
sealed containers by the application cessed' (sterilized) to insure thè fected bv handling, storage, etc; (c) | that intoxications occur as a result
makes the trip very comfortable.
of heat. But the art of canning highest quality compatible with infected foods causing disease or of cases of intestinal obstruction
soon spread and by 1819 had been safety, Oftentimes products like impairment of the central nervous or severe constipation, regardless of
Let our representatives make your Itinerary
the character of the food eaten.
introduced to the United Htates. canned beets, spinach, berries or system, like botulism.
and arrange your reservation», etc.
4— Food decomposition products Certain indiv’duals react violently
Little short of phenomenal has been fish have a much deeper and more
the growth of the canning industry attractive color, a firmer texture, (actual ptomaine poisoning); i„L,
J. H. O’NEILL
in modern times. Over three billion and even a better taste and flavor crustaceans, meats, vegetables.
Traveling Passenger Agent
teins. A rise in body temperature,! |
with headquarters at
containers of commercially canned if cooked at low temperatures. Not
The illness caused by the first rash and even general symptoms
$37 Pit took Block. Portland
foods were packed in the United withstanding these facts and in or group is more commonly caused by
States in 1923. Fully as much und der to make ceratin that all dan natural or raw foods rather than
Everyone is aware that overeat- ■ special attention to children.
perhaps more was home canned dur gerous bacteria are effectively de canned. It will suffice to say that
ing, as well as unwise food selec-1
ing the same period.
stroyed, a long cook 14 a high tem even in badly corroded or detinned tion, may cause derangement of the !
wm . mcmurray
From hum Lie factories where the perature, usually in a closed retort cans of food the amount of tin and
General Passenger Agent,
Main, P. S. Bukowski, Prop.
digestive organs and even cause! 630
cans were hjrnd manufactured and under steam pressure is employed.
iron which go into solution are impairment to the health. The de ;
no automatic machinery was avail
It must be borne in mind that the relatively small and illness traceable ficiency diseases are now well -
able, tremendous strides have been financial success and reputation of lo this cause has not been reported.
made. In large modern canning the canner is at stake when he mar The toxicity of tin at uny rate has known though it is only recently
plants the latest automatic ma- kets his particular brand of canned been greatly overestimated and iron that canned foods have been show’n I
diinery, using machine-made eon- goods. Naturally he uses every pre-I is seldom present in quantities in to retain, unimpaired for the most
part, their vitamins.
11 Canned foods are no more liable
to cause illness from this second
group of factors than fresh or raw
foods and cannot therefore be right-
' fully blamed for these troubles.
Considering now the third group
I—food infected by living disease or j
Fortunately bacteria of the para-
' typhoid-dysentery-enteritidis group,
and others which are known to |
! cause or which are believed to have |
some relation to acute or chronic
gastro-enteritidis are effectively de-'
>1 rojed hi 1<>\\ temperatures,because
! they do not form spores. The tox-
| ins produced by these organisms in
I foods are also rendered harmless
by the high processing temperatures
at which most foods are cai
Canned foods are therefore ]
liarly safe with respect to this
1 of food poisoning.
A CLEVER SATIRE ON MARRIED LIFE—A ilgf-
Unfortunately this was not the
I’LETE COMEDY TABLOID PRODUCTION«*
ease with the other important type
of food poisoning known as botu
lism. Much publicity has been giv
Wednesday, June 25
■a en to several outbreaks of this
disease in recent years. Several out
breaks were traced to commercially
canned ripe olives, spinach and a
ANOTHER COMPLETE COMEDY SUCCESS WELL
■- few other foods. The canners them
STAGED BY THE ED REDMOND COMPANY
selves took immediate steps to reme
dy the existing dangerous situation,
and raised large funds and caused
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night—a big double show for the one admission
of tho whole food poisoning prob
lem. The federal and state public
ADULTS, 50 CENTS----- CHILDREN, 25 CENTS
health departments nlso aided in
these investigations. It was found
that botulism, caused by a heat-
resistant spore forming anaerobe,
The louring Car
clostridium botulinium, lived in the
soil as a harmless saprohyte and
that many fresh foods harbored it.
It was shown to produce its power
F O. B. Détroit
ful toxins only under anaerobic or
semi anaerobic conditions (absence
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of oxygen) such as exist in a sealed
can or jar of food. Tho resistant of
this bacteria and its spore to heat
was studied and in this way defi
nite recommendations regarding the
proper temperatures to sterilize
canned foods were made. It is likely
tew’ outbreaks will occur in the fu
ture in commercially canned foods
due to these timely precautions.
Home canning of vegetables, meat,
and fish products, without the use
of a pressure cooker to obtain tem
peratures above 212 degrees is a
very daugerous undertaking as the
bacillus causing botulism forms re
sistant spores which resist boiling
for several hours, then may germi
nate and produce its deadly toxin
in the food. Fortunately the toxin
is destroyed bv boiling for several
minutes, hence it is a wise plan
whenever home canned vegetables or
meats are eaten to boil them vig
Ford cars will carry millions on healthful, pleasant vacations
for 20 to 30 minutes to ren
any improvement, large or
this summer—vacations that are inexpensive because of the
! C or them absolutely safe. This hent-
has been made in your store
low cost of maintenance of this reliable car.
1 1' ng
_ does not destroy the spores but
stocks—tell it to them through
so far as is known they cause no
Everyone Want« a car for the outdoor month* That means, of
injury in the body. The toxin or
course, an unusually heavy demand for Ford* To avoid delays
I oison is destroyed by boiling,
iolks in touch with your business is the true
and disappointment list your order now.
henea the dangerous part of the
purpose and function of advertising and the
food is rendered inocuous.
merchant who overlooks this point is over
Canned ?oods containing this or-
looking a big bet.
swells and in a state of advanced
Prices on your goods are a secondary factor
decomposition All swells should be
to |he real news of your business and every store
discarded and destroyed—they arc
has its news which can be made a pulling power
at least potentially dangerous. The
only possible exception is to be
for reader interest.
made in the case of acid or sour
No one likes to be beguiled into reading *
fruits where swells may be caused
bv pressure within the can due to
lot of puff and gush about some particular busi
hvdrogen gas. This gas results from
ness in the reading columns of their newspaper.
tho action of the acid upon the
That is a form of deception and no good ever
1 metal of the container and is not
came from deception.
We have now discussed all the
It is not beyond the ordinary merchant to
most common types of food poison
give his advertising a personal. n.>wsy touch and
ing except tho actual “ptomaine”
roisoning. Recent researches bv emi
this supplemented with prices and description of
nent scientific authority indicate
his merci andlse makes advertising worth many
that very few decomposition prod
times the cost.
no tn of foods are p*'iso no us or harm
fill to human health. This applies
—Takes the Guess and Begorrah
to both fresh and canned foods
Various decompos'd foods are used
out of Your Printing. It’s
m the daily diets of many peoples.
Fair to Both Sides of the
The Alaskan and Siberian native«
use decomposed «almon and other
Says Wh.>t It Thinks
Does What It
fish| Americans and Europeans eat
large quantities of deromposH'd
Health Aspeéis of Canned Foods
Is the Hation's West Playground
U nion P acific S ystem
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