1915 : Detroit Mandates Pasteurization of Milk

May 1, 2022 all-day

On May 1, 1915, the City of Detroit mandated that all milk be pasteurized.   Probably as a direct result, along with improved milk facilities and supply,  the health department announced in 1921 that baby death rates from diarrhea and enteritis had dropped by half

Source : Bill Loomis, On This Day in Detroit History, 2016.

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