The new edition of the Public Health Service Milk Ordinance and Code represents the first complete revision since 1939. Many significant changes and modifications have been mode therein to keep abreast of advances in the fields of dairy technology, veterinary medicine, and public health. Among the most significant changes are strengthening of the provisions relating to brucellosis control in dairy herds; inclusion of methods for the cleaning-in-place of milk plant pipe lines; changes in the requirements for the cooling of milk on dairy farms; and an option that health departments may accept, subject to official check, industry's laboratory results of tests of raw milk for pasteurization. The 1953 Milk Ordinance is a mandatory-pasteurization type; however, a list of the changes to be mode to permit the sale of Grade A retail raw milk has been included for those communities unwilling to require compulsory pasteurization. A new feature is the inclusion of a separate Appendix which contains much of the explanatory material formerly scattered throughout the Milk Code.

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*Presented by Mr. John D. Faulkner before the Annual Meeting of the Texas Public Health Association, Galveston, Texas, February 17, 1953.

**Chief and staff member, respectively, Milk and Food Branch, Division of Sanitation, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

John D. Faulkner was born in New Bern, North Carolina, in 1911. He attended North Carolina State College, Raleigh, North Carolina, from which he graduated in 1933 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also attended the graduate schools of the University of North Carolina and the University of Michigan, and received his Master of Science degree in Public Health Engineering from the University of Michigan.

During the period 1935–1941, Mr. Faulkner was employed by the North Carolina State Board of Health, serving as Chief of the Milk Sanitation Unit from 1939 until he was called to active duty with the Army of the United States in December 1941.

In 1946 Mr. Faulkner joined the staff of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs and was assigned to Brazil, where he held the position of Chief Sanitary Engineer and Assistant Director of the Institute's Brazilian Health and Sanitation Program. In 1949, he was commissioned in the Public Health Service and was assigned to the Milk and Food Branch as its Assistant Chief. In October, 1951, upon the reassignment or Mr. A. W. Fuchs, he became the Chief of the Milk and Food Branch.

Mr. Faulkner has served on the Executive Board of the International Association of Milk and Food Sanitarians for the last three years, and is at the present time President-Elect of the Association.