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Finsbury 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]

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QUALITY OP FOOD AND ITS DESCRIPTION:
Routine sampling of foods and of drugs has continued, but the
instances of adulteration or of misleading description have been very
few. For this reason formal sampling has only been practised when an
informal sample has proved unsatisfactory, or for some other special
reason. In 1960 630 samples (including 3 formal samples) were submitted
to the Public Analyst as follows:-

QUALITY OP FOOD AND ITS DESCRIPTION:

FoodsNo. of samples obtained:
Milk46
Cream & Condensed Milk15
Butter, margarine & fats16
Ice-Cream4
Cheese15
Sausages7
Meat & Fish products128
Soups6
Sauces, Vinegar etc.30
Condiments, spices & flavourings34
Jams & preserves26
Jellies & Gelatine13
Dried Fruit18
Cake & Pudding Mixtures34
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables1
Cereals24
Coffee, Cocoa, Tea & Extracts21
Non-alcholic drinks19
Canned fruit and vegetables68
Cakes & Bread25
Sugar Confectionery38
Restaurant Meals or Snacks2
Drugs
Medicines18
Powders5
Tablets9
Ointments, lotions,8
630
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