John Vonderlin: 1909: You could have too much moisture in your butter

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 A.B. Cavalli, Rancher, Violated Pure Food Law” MENLO PARK March 4. –For “his violations of the pure food laws A.B. Cavalli, a La Honda rancher, has run afoul of the government inspectors, with the result that he was fined $1,025 which was later reduced to $23. Cavalli has a large dairy at La Honda and for some time has been shipping 300 pounds of butter a week which has contained from 22 to 30 per cent moisture instead of the 15 per cent allowed by law. On please of ignorance and first offense Cavalli’s fine was reduced from the original set  

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