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Lambeth 1966

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

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MincemeatSlightly deficient in soluble solidsFurther sample obtained
Barley, pearl (2)Grains of barley stuck to adhesive on the closing flap of the cartonInvestigation carried out regarding packaging
Soda-mintsContained a few tablets with excess sodium bicarbonateOld stock—withdrawn from sale
MincemeatSlightly deficient in soluble solidsFurther sample obtained—found genuine
Soft drink (canned)Excess saccharinLetter to Manufacturers
Menthol and Wintergreen creamDeficient in methyl salicytateLetter to Manufacturers
Dried fruitDirty. Contained hairs etc.Further sample taken
Meat, canned (5)Deficient in meatFurther samples taken
Meat pieDeficient in meatFurther sample taken
Tapioca flakeTapioca was not in flake formLetter to Manufacturers
Instant non-fat milkNot labelled in accordance with RegulationsLetter to Manufacturers
Calomine lotionAmbiguous statement of ingredientsWarning letter to Manufacturer
Chocolate flavoured drinkLabelled "drink" but was actually powderWarning letter to Manufacturer
Lemonade powderSold in cellophane bag labelled "assorted jellies"Warning letter to Manufacturer
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