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1888 - An order was issued by the Government of Denmark on the 10th forbidding the importation of American bacon and steam lard and other undressed pork products.

Swine products from the United States had begun to reach continental Europe in large quantities and were sold usually at prices below those charged for similar native products. For alleged sanitary reasons, several countries provided for a total exclusion of these products. On February 20, 1879, the Italian govern ment issued a decree prohibiting the importation of swine, pork, and hog products from the United States. Less than three months later this prohibition was made to apply gener ally to such products, no matter from what country imported. Portugal followed the example of Italy in March, 1879, ex cluding pork and other hop products used for food when im ported from the United States. Hungary issued a similar order in September, 1879; Spain and Germany in 1880; France, Turkey, and Roumania in 1881; Greece in 1883, and Denmark in 1888.

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St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 17, 1888

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