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Chelsea 1960

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

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UNSOUND FOOD
When it has been established that food is unfit for human
consumption, it is surrendered to the Council's Public Health
Inspectors, removed from the premises, and the necessary surrender
certificates issued, the food being subsequently disposed of via
the Council's refuse disposal service, after suitable treatment with
liquid carbolic.
Approximately 2,230 pounds of unsound or diseased food were
surrendered to and destroyed by the Council's Public Health
Inspectors during the year, and for the purpose of comparison
details of the foods which have largely contributed to the annual
totals during the years 1957 - I960 (inclusive) are set out in the
following tables-

UNSOUND FOOD SURRENDERED TO THE COUNCIL'S FOOD INSPECTORS DURING THE YEARS 1957 - I960 (INCLUSIVE).

Commodity1957 lbs.1958 lbs.1959 lbs.I960 lbs.
Biscuits---119
Cheese33444616
Currants102--28
Fish, Tinned11-11432
Fish, Fresh--43-
Flour--80200
Fruit, Tinned482421380208
Fruit, juices46314630
Fruit, Fresh--12036
Fruit, dried-25--
Ice Cream--99-
Meat, Fresh853815281294
Meat, Tinned520910635314
Milk, Tinned28-3020
Potatoes-208--
Preserves - Jams
Marmalade, etc.21-20190
Rice---112
Sausages23---
Soups16163055
Vegetables, Fresh---448
Vegetables, Tinned410125328103
Aggregates of all foods condemned annually2,6612,7802,2902,230
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Average for the four years - 2,490 lbs.


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