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Inspecting a Candy Factory (FDA045) | by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Inspecting a Candy Factory (FDA045)

John Earnshaw, an early food and drug inspector working in and around Baltimore, inspects a clean and sanitary candy factory around 1911/12. Candy in the U.S. was made almost exclusively by women whose working conditions varied from good to abysmal. FDA inspectors and regular inspections played a role in improving working conditions for women. On top: women packing candy eggs at Easter. Bottom: women hand rolling chocolates.


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Taken on November 3, 2011