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St Olave 1894

Annual report on the sanitary condition of the District for the year 1894

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Table VI.
SALE OF FOOD & DRUGS & MARGARINE ACTS.

During the year the following Samples have been taken and submitted to the Public Analyst:—

Articles purchased for Analysis.Result of Analysis.Observations.
Milk, (44 Samples)Of which 23 were genuine-
Milk4 samples 4 % of water beyond the normal ...No proceedings.
2 „ 3 % ,, ,, „„ „
1 „ deficient in butter fat 14 %„ „
1 „ „ „ 20%„ „
2 „ Milk of low quality, and a trace of boracic acid present„ „
2 „ Milk of low quality„ „
2 ,, a trace of boracic acid present„ „
1 „ added water 20 %Vendor notified at time of purchase.
1 „ added water 18 %Paid the cost, 12/6.
1 „ „ 14 %, and a trace of boracic acid presentFined 40/0, and costs 12/6.
1 „ deficient in butter fats, 83 %Fined £10, and costs 12/6.
1 „ „ „ 50 %Fined £5, and costs 12/6.
1 „ „ ,, 80%Vendor notified at time of purchase.
1 „ „ „ 90%Taken while in transit, but being forwarded as skim milk.
Margarine2 Summonses for exposing without labels, and 2 for selling without a marked wrapperFined two 40/0, costs 14/6 and two 20/0, costs 12/6.
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