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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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TINNED MEATS.
The tinned meats seized and destroyed amounted to 5 tons 17 cwts. 3 qrs.
17 lbs., and included:—
Beef— 37 cases and 1,580 loose tins.
Mutton— 221 loose tins.
Sundry— 50 cases and 3 loose tins.
Brawn— 1 cask.
SMOKED AND SALTED MEATS.
Only 2 tons 16 cwts. 2 qrs. 8 lbs. of this class of meat was destroyed as unsound,
and comprised:—
Bacon— 3 cases.
Hams— 12 boxes and 6 loose.
RABBITS (Frozen).
134 crates and 2 loose rabbits, weighing 2 tons 17 cwts., were seized and
destroyed.
POULTRY AND GAME.
Only 3 cases of poultry and game and 10 loose fowls were seized.

FISH.

The following is a list of the Fish seized and destroyed:—

Tons.Cwts.Qrs.Lbs.
Dried— 2 cases00210
Salted Eels— 9 casks10318
Tinned Anchovies— 3 cases, 53 tins01010
„ Crab— 35 cases, 455 tins014015
„ Lobster— 1,436 tins01200
„ Salmon— 75 cases, 91 tins11305
„ Sardines— 100 tins00122
„ Fish Paste and Sundries— 54 cases, 7,776 jars11715
Total weight6 tons9 cwts0 qrs19 lbs.
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FRUIT.

The fruit destroyed as unfit for food was as follows:—

Apples— 160 boxes, 85 barrels, a quantityTons.Cwts.Qrs.Lbs.
loose1014024
Bananas— 2,577 crates791310
Grapes— 8 cases02226
Lemons— 24 boxes1400
Mangoes— 7 cases0130
Oranges— 268 boxes, 1 barrel. 2 tons loose190117
Passion fruit— 7 cases0320
Peaches— 1 case0010
Pears— 1,241 cases, 33 barrels2111325
Prickly pears— 8 cases0140
Plums— 66 cases70120
Tomatoes— 7 crates, 2 cases05416
Total weight135 tons0 cwt.2 qrs.16 lbs.
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