London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Greenwich 1961

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

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Sample No.ArticleNature of adulteration and/or irregularityAction taken
(b) In respect of samples taken under Imported Food Regulations.
TT.6Lard.Not pure lard. Results consistent with the presence of hardened fat or stearine.Letter to Importers.
TT.25Anchovies Sprats.No anchovies found. Sample consisted of whole sprats. Description misleading.Importers indicated that goods intended for "ships stores" only.
TT.52Coffee BeansBoth contained coal-tar dye not conforming ,to the Colouring Matters in Food Regulations, 1957.Suppliers informed.
TT.53Dragee Cherries
TT.75Preserve (Powidel).Contained excessive proportion of copper—85 p.p.m. Limit of 20 p.p.m is generally recognised.Undertaking obtained from Importers that goods will be sold for manufacturing purposes only.
TT.78Prune Preserve (Powidel).Contained excessive proportion of copper—45 p.p.m. Limit of 20 p.p.m is generally recognised.
TT.76German Sausage.Unfit for sale—skin covered by mould growth. Mould removable by washing, sausage quite edible.Importers agreed to this procedure.