1999 - 1900United States of America

1912 – N. Y. City adopted the first milk grading system

The New York City Department of Health, which was represented on the commission, adopted a system of grading on January 4, 1912, at which time the regulations provided for three grades of milk, as follows:

  • Grade A, for infants and children, including: Certified, guaranteed, and inspected raw milks; and a selected pasteurized milk.
  • Grade B, for adults, including a selected raw and pasteurized milk.
  • Grade C, for cooking purposes.


  • NORTH, CHARLES E. „Commission on Milk Standard&.“ Secretary, 585-586.