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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Condensed Milk

Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk was introduced by an American, Gail Borden, to combat food poisoning and other illnesses related to the current difficulty in storing milk for more than a few hours in 1856. She received a patent for this new milk product from both the United States and England.

American Civil War troops required milk that kept well and didn't spoil. Gail Borden’s Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk met that need.

In 1864, Gail Borden's New York Condensed Milk Company constructed the New York Milk Condensery in Brewster, New York. Over 200 dairy farmers supplied 20,000 gallons of milk daily to the Brewster plant as demand was driven by the Civil War.

Gail Borden's new type of milk was also credited with significantly lowering the infant mortality rate in North America.

Nestlé’s origins date back to 1866, when two separate Swiss enterprises were founded that would later form the core of Nestlé. One of them was The Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company, which was established in August 1867 in Cham, Switzerland by Charles and George Page.

In 1911, Nestlé constructed the world's largest condensed milk plant in Dennington, Victoria, Australia.

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