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Pittsburgh Melting Co. v. Totten, 248 U.S. 1 (1918)

Pittsburgh Melting Co. v. Totten

No. 28

Argued April 22, 1918

Decided November 4, 1918

248 U.S. 1


Oleo oil, a substance made from the fat of slaughtered beeves, seldom used by itself as food, but employed largely in making oleomargarine and somewhat in cooking, is a " meat food product," within the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 1907, when manufactured fit for human consumption and not "denatured," and is debarred from interstate and foreign commerce unless first inspected and passed as by that act provided. P. 248 U. S. 7.

So held where the shipper labeled the product "inedible," asserting it was not intended for food purposes, but retained no control of the use and declined to certify, as required by regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture, that it was suitable for industrial purposes only, and incapable of being used as food by man.

232 F. 694 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 248 U. S. 4

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