Hens in the Bakery and Kittens in the Breadbox: Connecticut’s Bakery Law of 1897

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:16 Cats and kittens in breadboxes. Hens walking around the shop. Dog with puppies living in the bakeroom.An unenclosed water closet in the storeroom.  These are a small sampling of the hundreds of complaints made to local health officials in 1897, the year Connecticut first passed a law regulating the conditions of bakeries.  Numerous people complained of s...
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