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David Abercrombie to Horace Kephart, August 15, 1916

By 1867-1931 D. T. (David Thomas) Abercrombie


In a letter to Horace Kephart on August 15, 1916, David T. Abercrombie responds to Kephart’s critique of canned milk. Mr. Abercrombie explains this canned milk product meets the purification standards set by the Secretary of Agriculture and contains 27.5% butterfat. The whole milk powder blended with butterfat results in an authentic whole milk product.DAVID T. ABERCROMBIE, President OTTO MAR H. VAN NORDEN, VlCE-PRCS. & TREASURER ALBERT E. CLAY, SECRETARY HIGH GRADE CAMP OUTFITS WATERPROOF AND ROTPROOF TENTS OUTING GARMENTS, FOOTWEAR ARMS, AMMUNITION, FISHING TACKLE OUTFITTERS FOR SPORTSMEN eERCROMBIE^ ~~ CAMP — J cable address: campoutfit, new York telephone 20 worth american agent newland, tarlton *. co., ltd. safari outfitters, nairobi, b. e. africa DAVID T. ABERCROMBIE CO. 311 BROADWAY NEW YORK, N. Y. AugUSt 15, 1916, Mr. Horace Kephart, Bryson City, ff« C, My dear Mr, Kephart: I am in receipt of your kind favor of the. 13th instant and I want to assure you my comments are'• meant to help you and thereby help the camper. The concern you mention, did have many substitutions anion I hope you will believe I have not, unless I was perfectly confident I was giving a better article. I have before me a can of the milk I originally bought when in that concern and ahich I believe has in recent years facture which on n much improved as'they have understood the little details of manu- ly Comes with experience, This;.is marked. "Standards of purity for food products established by the Secretary of Agriculture. Whole milk powder must contain at least 37 1/3$ butterfat. Blended milk must contain a[definite and stated .percentage of one orjmore of its constituents," ■ The Milk powder blended to contain at least This method of blending hi is to not only 3? l/3# butterfat. conform to the law, but to show that butterfat ik added to make this milk powder equal;to twhole milk, for the reason;that oftentimes and I might say except in rare cases whole a ilk d-bes not always contain that much bupterfat, consequently to be sura that there is taat' much butterfat present it nearly always must be.blended. Yours very truly. 3^ DTA:!I

Topics: Dried milk; Canned foods; Abercrombie, D. T. (David Thomas), 1867-1931 -- Correspondence; Kephart, Horace, 1862-1931 -- Correspondence;
Publisher: Hunter Library Digital Collections, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723;
Year: 2018
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