Mr. Robertson to Mr. Uhl.
Hamburg, October 30, 1894.
Sir: At the request of that gentleman, I have the honor to herewith transmit a report, containing one inclosure, from the United States consular agent at Flensburg, on the subject of “American apple rings.” [Page 309]It will be noticed that in my report of the 29th instant I had already called the attention of the Government to the dangers besetting our export trade in dried and evaporated apples in Germany, and to the necessity on the part of our exporters of observing every caution in the curing of fruit and other food products for this market to prevent their adulteration.
I am not at all convinced that the fault lies entirely with our people, but believe that for various reasons any possible unhealthiness in the fruit arriving has been misrepresented and exaggerated.
I am, etc.,