Empty dried milk carton for 'G' Brand full cream milk, prepared for Bethnal Green Borough Council, designated Empire product. From reference collection of dried milk and associated product packaging, many examples designed for use by particular Local Authorities, by Glaxo Laboratories Ltd, 1920-1965.
Dried milk was especially important as most households in the United Kingdom did not have fridges until the 1970s. It was recommended that each person should drink one pint of milk every day.
A large part of Glaxo Laboratories Ltd’s work during the Second World War was the production of dried milk. Their other main product was penicillin. During the war fresh milk supplies were rationed in the UK as were butter, meat and eggs. This carton would have contained enough powder to produce seven pints of milk. The instructions recommend that fruit juice should be given to bottle-fed babies to prevent scurvy.
- Nutrition & Food Technology
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- powdered milk
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Permanent collection
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