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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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2. A person carrying on the business of a vendor of fried
fish shall not for the purposes of his business cause, suffer, or
permit the gutting, cleansing, or storing of fish or other article
of human food in any room or place which is not constructed
in accordance with the following requirements—
(а) Such room or place, if used as aforesaid in wet weather,
shall be provided with a rain-proof ceiling or roof.
(b) Such room or place shall be adequately lighted, and if
provided with windows or openings for the purpose of
lighting, the aggregate area of such windows or
openings shall be equal to at least one-tenth of the
floor area of such room or place, and the windows
shall be so constructed that a portion equal to at least
one-twentieth of the floor area can be opened.
(c) Such room or place shall have permanent openings to
the external air for ventilation, the aggregate area of
such openings shall be equal at least to one-fortieth
of the floor area of such room or place, and such
openings shall be so placed as to secure the efficient
ventilation of the whole of the air space of such room
or place.
(d) So far as may be necessary to prevent the absorption
of any filth or refuse or any noxious, offensive, or
other similar matter which may fall or be splashed
thereon, or come into contact therewith, the surface
of the walls or 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 vendor of fried
fish shall at all times employ such means and adopt such
precautions as may be necessary for preventing effluvium
arising from the gutting, cleansing, 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 vendor of fried
fish shall not, for the purposes of his business, cause, suffer, or
permit the gutting, cleansing, frying, or storing of fish or other
article of human food in any place in which any poultry
(including any domestic fowl, turkey, 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


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