June 21, 1907

Samples Disclosed Gum of Tragicum
and Formaldehyde.

Of six samples of ice cream indiscriminately gathered from ice cream parlors by pure food inspectors, five disclosed adulterants when analyzed by City Chemist Cross. Three contained formaldehyde and two gum of tragicum and gelatin. Every one of these adulterations is used contrary to the pure food ordinance. The persons from whom these samples of ice cream were taken will be arrested and prosecuted in the police court.