Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1908.
To the Editor:
—Food Inspection Decision 101, of the United States Department of Agriculture, states that "The department has not changed the position outlined in Food Inspection Decision 89. Pending the determination by the referee board of the wholesomeness or unwholesomeness of benzoate of soda, its use will be allowed under the following restrictions: Benzoate of soda, in quantities not exceeding 0.1 per cent., may be added to those foods in which generally heretofore it has been used. The addition of benzoate of soda shall be plainly stated on the label of each package of such food."Food Inspection Decision 102 of the same department, signed by three cabinet officers, Messrs. Cortelyou, Secretary of the Treasury; Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture; and Strauss, Secretary of Commerce and Labor, states that "until further notice, vegetables greened with copper salts, but which do not contain an excessive amount of