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Old 19 June 2008, 04:36 PM
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Reporter Al Capone and pasteurized milk

Comment: I've heard a stiry that AL Capone was responsible for putting the
pasteurization dates on milk so his customers knew if the milk was safe to
drink, and then approached Chcago, and later the FDA, about mandating
this. Is there any truth?
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Old 19 June 2008, 04:46 PM
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Hmm.. I think I saw a picture of his gravestone once. It read:

Al Capone
Gangster
Tax Evader
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Capone had mastered the art of politics, and as a wealthy, powerful gangster figure, he attempted to balance his activities. Despite his illegitimate occupation, he had become a highly visible public figure. He made daily trips to City Hall, opened soup kitchens to feed the poor, and even lobbied for milk bottle dating to ensure the safety of the city's children. City officials often were embarrassed by the political strength of Capone, and began leveraging his illegal activities through police raids, along with setting intentional fires to his places of business.
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Wow, you really do learn something every day.
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Comment: Rumor: Al Capone was responsible for expiration dates on milk.

Story: Al's brother died after drinking rotten milk. With prohibition
nearing its end, Al was looking for another activity. He already had
trucks, so he went into milk distribution. By persuading the Chicago city
council to put expiration dates on the milk, Al was able to increase
turnover -- and profits.
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