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Lambeth 1966

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

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Details of the action taken by the Council under the Food and Drugs Act, 1955, and the food Hygiene Regulations made thereunder are as follows:-

DateOffenceMagistrate's Decision
20.4.66.Food and Drugs Act 1955 Complaint of fly in loaf of breadDefendant found not guilty and was given a conditional discharge £5.5.0 costs awarded to Council.
3.5.66.Food and Drugs Acts 1955 Complaint, label found in loaf of bread.Defendant found guilty. Fined £5.0.0. Council awarded £5.5.0 costs.
3.6.66.Milk and Dairies (General) Regulations, 1959. Dirty Milk BottlesDefendant pleaded guilty in two cases and in each case the Company was fined £5.0.0 with £7.0.0 costs awarded to the Council.
13.7.66.Food Hygiene (General) Regulations, 1960. Regs.5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 16, 18, 23, 24.Defendants found guilty in all cases except Reg. 14 and fined £4.0.0 in each case. Council awarded £5.5.0 costs.
10.8.66.Food and Drugs Act 1955 Complaint foreign matter in a loaf of breadDefendant found guilty, fined £5.0.0 with £5.0.0 costs awarded to Council.
29.11.66.Food Hygiene (General) Regulations, 1960. Reg.9.Defendant found not guilty. Case dismissed.
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INSPECTION AT SHOPS, STORES, FACTORIES AND WHARF

Large quantities of food of all varieties were inspected, and, as a result, the following food was surrendered as unfit for human consumption, and unsound Certificates were issued.

CannedTonsCwts.Qrts.Lbs.
Meat37122¼
Vegetables11-23½
Fruit215-
Fish-3318
Milk-4223¼
Cream--127
Soup-2113¾
Fruit juice-1324¾
Tomato juice--218½
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