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Port of London 1912

Report for the year ended 31st December 1912 of the Medical Officer of Health for the Port of London

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TABLE XXVIII.

The following is a list of pig-carcases found during the year to be affected with tuberculosis. They were seized as unfit for food and destroyed :—

Date.Name of Vessel.Where from.Where lying.Number of Carcases.
1912.
Jan. 8" Dorset "AustraliaVictoria Dock*2
Feb. 8" Ayrshire "DittoTilbury Dock*1
15" Afric "DittoDitto*3
March 6" Shropshire "DittoDitto*4
6" Wakool"DittoRoyalAlbert Dock*1
21" Ballaarat"DittoDitto*1
April 16" Carmarthenshire "ChinaVictoria Dock7 and 1 side.
* These carcases had attached the official certificate o£ the Commonwealth of Australia. The facts were reported to the High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Australia and to the Local Government Board.
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TABLE XXIX.

PUBLIC HEALTH (FOREIGN MEAT) REGULATIONS, 1908.

During the year Notices were served under Article III. (5) and VI. of the above-mentioned Regulations, requiring the exportation of the following meat :—

Date of Arrival.Name of Vessel.Where from.Where lying.Description and quantity of foreign meat in respect of which Notices were served.
1912.
April 16s.s. " Carmarthenshire," of Southampton, 98,863.ChinaRoyal Victoria Dock.56 packages pigs.
Oct. 21DittoDittoRoyalAlbert Dock*88 packages, each containing 2 sides of pork.
Nov. 10s.s. " Highland Piper," of Liverpool, 132,599.Buenos AyresDitto†40 boxes stripped loins.
* These goods were found to be putrid, and were destroyed. † Referred to the Local Government Board under Article 17 of the Public Health (Foreign Meat) Regulations, 1908, and notices subsequently withdrawn.
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TABLE XXX.

PUBLIC HEALTH (FOREIGN MEAT) REGULATIONS, 1908.

During the year Certificates were issued under Article III. (5) of the above-mentioned Regulations in respect of the undermentioned meat : —

Date.Name of Vessel.Where from.Where lying.Description and quantity of foreign meat in respect of which Certificates were issued.
1912.
Jan. 3s.s. " Thoraten "GothenburgMillwall Dock6 packages beef.
„ 4s.s. "Highland Warrior"Buenos AyresRoyal Albert Dock.442 cases ox cheeks.
„ 5s.s. "Durham"AustraliaVictoria Dock47 pig carcasses.
„ 5s.s. "Runic"DittoDitto12 pig carcasses.
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