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Lambeth 1966

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

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Canned mixed veg. (Macedoine)Veg. listed in wrong order M.S.C. used as abbreviation for monosodium glutamateLetter to Manufacturers
Canned mixed veg.Carrots comprised more than 40% of total vegetablesLetter to Manufacturer
Steak and kidney pies (3)Less than 2% kidneysNo action, pending expected legislation
Borax and honeyLabelled B.P.C. although omitted from latest editionLetter to Manufacturers
Ground nutmegDeficient in volatile oilLetter to Manufacturers
SweetsContained a splinter of woodMatter taken up with Manufacturer
Concentrated peppermintMisleading descriptionManufacturers agreed to amend product
Bombay HalvaNo indication in English of nature of materialImport of this product now stopped
Strawberry syrupLabelled "Fine West Indian Strawberries". No evidence of containing fruitFurther sample taken. Relabelled
Grape mineralNo chemical evidence of presence of grape or grape juice.Analyst's findings sent to Manufacturers
Hot pepper sauceContained undeclared preservativeFurther sample taken — satisfactory.
Flavouring syrup (strawberries)Strawberry juice absentAnalyst's findings sent to Manufacturers
Khabli chanaSeveral labelling offencesLetter to importers
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