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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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NUTS.
The only goods under this heading, destroyed during the year were 406 bags of
chestnuts, weighing 17 tons 8 cwts. and 33 cases of desiccated cocoanut, weighing
2 tons.
There were, however, still under seizure at the close of the year a further 11,323
bags of chestnuts which had not then been dealt with, but the greater part was
subsequently destroyed.

PROVISIONS.

The provisions seized and destroyed were as follows:—

Tons.Cwts.Qrs.Lbs.
Tea— 8 cases0328
Cocoa— 31 cases and a quantity loose45224
Butter— 10 tins00224
Cheese— Trimmings54124
Condensed Milk— 924 cases23220
Prepared Foods— 8 cases and 144 tins01518
Biscuits and Confectionery— 545 tins05111
Total weight33 tons17 cwts2 qrs.15 lbs.
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GRAIN.

The total quantity dealt with during the year was:—

Tons.Cwts.Qrs.Lbs.
Wheat2,8590119
Maize11932
Barley6000
Rice015312
Oats215012
Total weight2,880 tons1cwt.0qrs.17 lbs.
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MEAL AND FLOUR.
The quantity seized was 178 tons 6 cwts. 1 qr. 4 lbs., and this was dealt with in
the same way as the grain.
CONDIMENTS AND SPICES.
These were limited to nine packages of sauce in bottles, the weight being
4 cwts. 1 qr. 3 lbs.
EGGS.
Four cases of eggs were destroyed as unfit for human food, the weight being
2 cwts. 1 qr. 20 lbs.
DRUGS.
Three cases of medicines, weighing 4 cwts., were destroyed.


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