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Hammersmith 1914

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health of the Borough of Hammersmith for the year 1914

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splashed thereon, or come into contact therewith,
the surface of the walls and floor of such room or
place shall be constructed of, or covered with,
suitable smooth impervious material. Adequate
provision shall be made for the draining or removal
of liquid matter falling or placed upon the
floor.
3.—A person carrying on the business of a fish curer
shall at all times employ such means and adopt such precautions
as may be necessary for preventing effluvium arising
from the gutting, cleansing, curing, drying, smoking or storing
of fish or other article of human food for the purposes of his
business.
4.—A person carrying on the business of a fish curer
shall not for the purposes of his business cause, suffer or
permit the gutting, cleansing, curing, drying, smoking or
storing of fish or other article of human food in any place in
which any poultry (including any domestic fowl, turkev, goose,
duck, guinea-fowl or pigeon), horse, ass, mule, pig, goat, dog
or other animal may be kept, or in any place communicating
with a place in which any such animal may be kept, except
through the open air or through an intervening ventilated
space.
5.—A person carrying on the business of a fish curer
shall not cause or suffer to be kept upon his premises for a
period longer than twenty-four hours any hamper, basket, box,
trunk, or barrel which has contained wet fish, for the purposes
of his business, and which may be in an offensive condition.
6.—A person carrying on the business of a fish curer shall
cause to be provided and properly maintained at all times on
his premises adequate and efficient means for securing the
personal cleanliness of any person taking part or assisting in
the preparation or storage of food in connection with his
business.
7.—A person carrying on the business of a fish curer—
(a) Shall provide a sufficient number of vessels or
receptacles properly constructed of galvanised iron
or other non-absorbent material and furnished
with closely fitting covers for the purpose of
receiving and subject as is hereinafter provided for
conveying away from his premises all fish skins,
gut, garbage or other putrescible refuse produced
in carrying on his business, and all fish roe or


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