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The Myth of the Connecticut Pickle Law: Resources

Resources Available at the Connecticut State Library

The articles, laws and regulations listed below are related to the pickle law myth. Many of these resources can can be accessed remotely with a Connecticut State Library card. You can also contact us to request scanned copies of any of these resources. 

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Selected Resources

  • Articles from The Hartford Courant

- "Pickles Lack Bounce, Two Men Arrested." The Hartford Courant: 2. May 07 1948. 

- "Vats of Pickles Ordered Destroyed in Ellington." The Hartford Courant: 4. May 18 1948. 

"Hartford Man Cleared in Bad Pickles Case." The Hartford Courant1. Jun 29 1948. 


  • Historic Connecticut Laws and Regulations for Adulterated Food and Food Safety Standards

- 1939 Supplement to the General Statutes of Connecticut § 896e. Adulterated Food.

- The General Statutes of Connecticut (Revision of 1949) § 3939. Adulterated Food.

- Connecticut. Public Health Council. Sanitary Code of the State of Connecticut.

State of Connecticut: Department of Health, April 1947. pp. 51-54. Print. 


  • Current Connecticut Laws and Regulations for Adulterated Food and Food Safety Standards

General Statutes of Connecticut, Revised to January 1, 2017, § 21a-101. Adulterated Food.

Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies§§ 21a-101-1 to 21a-101-8. Sanitary Standards for

Food Establishments. 

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