Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
Report for the year ended 31st December 1912 of the Medical Officer of Health for the Port of London
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
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
The provisions seized and destroyed were as follows:—
|Tea— 8 cases||0||3||2||8|
|Cocoa— 31 cases and a quantity loose||4||5||2||24|
|Butter— 10 tins||0||0||2||24|
|Condensed Milk— 924 cases||23||2||2||0|
|Prepared Foods— 8 cases and 144 tins||0||15||1||8|
|Biscuits and Confectionery— 545 tins||0||5||1||11|
|Total weight||33 tons||17 cwts||2 qrs.||15 lbs.|
The total quantity dealt with during the year was:—
|Total weight||2,880 tons||1cwt.||0qrs.||17 lbs.|
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.
Four cases of eggs were destroyed as unfit for human food, the weight being
2 cwts. 1 qr. 20 lbs.
Three cases of medicines, weighing 4 cwts., were destroyed.