July is National Ice Cream Month, an annual tradition celebrated since 1984 when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation for its observance and called for all people of the United States to honor the month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Accordingly, the Harris County Law Library is recognizing National Ice Cream Month with an exhibit, currently on display in the library lobby.
Featured in the exhibit are two sections of the Code of Federal Regulation -- Title 21, §135.110, which discusses "frozen desserts" and specifies the requisite ingredients for any product marketed as "ice cream," and Title 7, §58.649, which spells out the USDA requirements for the grading and inspection of dairy products in general and ice cream in particular.
Also included are two patents for the invention of the beloved ice cream cone, or, as our favorite cone-shaped wafer was once called, the ice cream cornucopia. Visit the exhibit to to learn about the evolution of its innovative design.
Throughout the month, Ex Libris Juris will feature additional content on ice cream and the law, chock-full of interesting information tidbits. Be sure to get the scoop!