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City of London 1864

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for London, City of ]

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menageries nor use it for pig feeding. They are
likewise interdicted from smoking tongues.
In every circuit there is to be elected by the
local police, officials for the inspection of cattle
and meat; and, where veterinary surgeons are to
be found, they are to be elected by preference, and
they are to have the supervision of the sub-inspectors.
The inspectors have the examination of all
animals before they are slaughtered, and of the
carcases when they are killed.
All animals destined for human food, as oxen,
pigs, sheep, goats, and horses, whether in towns,
boroughs, or villages, must be examined in a living
state, and after they are slaughtered; and for this
purpose notice must be given to the inspector twelve
hours before the slaughtering of any animal.
The inspector not only decides whether the
animal is sound, and the meat good for food, but
he also determines the class to which it belongs,
there being three classes of food, differing in value.
When the meat of a diseased animal is unfit for

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