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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 6

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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MILK INSPECTION

Profile AmericaSunday, April 6th. On this date in 1859, Massachusetts established the first state milk inspection program. An inspector of milk was appointed in August that year, operating from Boston, and whose primary efforts were to suppress so-called "swill milk," the poor, thin output of cows kept in unsanitary conditions and fed on distillery refuse. Every year, Americans consume an average of over 600 pounds of all manner of dairy products, including frozen treats. When "per capita" means upwards of 315 million consumers, it means the output of the nation's nearly 1,200 dairy manufacturers ship over $22 billion worth of product annually. You can find more statistics on communities across the country by downloading the Census Bureau's "dwellr" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 850
http://books.google.com/books?id=qAe7eeLM6LUC&pg=PA184&lpg=PA184&dq=Massachusetts+state+milk+inspection+1859&source=bl&ots=8UPuGda1l9&sig=rJjWL-i1cAB2Arx7wPyCyOxtUYw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=i-NBUanyM-fE4APA6YGADQ&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Massachusetts%20state%20milk%20inspection%201859&f=false 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_31SG1&prodType=table  http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Dairy_Data/pcconsp_1_.xls 
http://www.neha.org/pdf/articles/Brief_History_of_the_Sanitarian.pdf

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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