File No. 7661/4.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Beaupré .


(Mr. Adee informs Mr. Beaupré that the Department of Agriculture states that chemical examinations of Underwood’s deviled ham shows less than one-thousandth of 1 per cent boric acid and suggests that representations be made to the Argentine Government that such quantity can not indicate added borax or borax as a preservative; directs him to act accordingly.

Mr. Adee states that it is practically impossible for packers to ship if such infinitesimal trace is sufficient to exclude.)