Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]
The following is a summary of the number of registered premises in the Borough at the end of year:—
|No. of Premises.|
|Manufacture of ice cream||72|
|Storage and sale of ice cream||63|
|Fried Fish Shops||18|
|Butchers' Shops and stalls||108|
|Other premises, bacon smoking premises, etc., where food is cooked, preserved or pickled||73|
|Total number of premises||334|
All the premises were regularly visited during the year.
Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act 1928.
The number of official samples taken during 1937 was 600, of which the following is a summary:—
|Name of Article.||Gen.||Adult.||Total||Name of Article.||Gen.||Adult.||Total|
|Barley (Pearl)||6||—||6||Paste (Soup)||1||—||1|
|Beef (Corned)||12||—||12||Peas (Split)||4||—||4|
|Bread and Butter||—||1||1||Plums (Oregon)||1||—||1|
|Egg Loaf||1||—||1||Salad Fruit (Dried)||1||—||1|
|Flour (Self-raising)||3||—||3||Sardines in Olive Oil||1||—||1|
|Flour (Maize)||1||—||1||Sausage (Cooked)||6||—||6|
|Mushrooms (dried)||1||—||1||Tea Dust||2||—||2|
Bread and Butter.—The butter in three slices of "bread
and butter" purchased was found to consist of 100 per cent.of
margarine; they were purchased for threepence at a restaurant
in the Borough.
The vendor stated that the containers of the butter and
margarine were similar, and in his haste the margarine was served
instead of butter. A cautionary letter was sent by the Town Clerk.