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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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LEGAL PROCEEDINGS - Food and Drugs Act, 1955-
During the year, ten complaints were received regarding the
sale of foodstuffs not being of a satisfactory nature, but in each
case the Public Health Committee directed that a warning letter be
sent as the offences did not justify the institution of legal
proceedings.
BACTERIOLOGY
During I960, 30 samples were submitted for examination to
the Bacteriological Laboratory of the Public Health Service,
London County Council. These consisted of -
No. of
Samples
Ice Cream
Water
Milk
Meat Sandwiches
Bread Pudding
Ice Lolly
32
31
14
1
1
1
80
One sample (meat sandwiches) was found to contain a growth
of staphylococcus aureus, the cause of the food poisoning outbreak
report on Page 6Q„

The ice cream samples submitted to the Laboratory gave the following results when subjected to the Methylene Blue tests:-

Grade I:18
Grade II:10
Grade III:1
Grade IV:3
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