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 pe...
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