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City of London 1925

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

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LEADENHALL MARKET AND CITY SHOPS.

The Leadenhall Market and City Shops have been systematically inspected during the year, and the following table shows the amount and variety of unsound food dealt with:—

Bacon (Pieces)6Offal (Heads—Calves)1
Badgers1„ ( —Pigs)5
Beef (Hind quarters)1„ ( ,, —Sheep)18
,, (Pieces)7„ (Hearts—Sheep)12
„ (Tins)184,, (Livers—Sheep)2
Calves (Carcases)2„ ( ,, —Rabbits)20
Capercailzies6„ (Plucks—Calves)1
Cheese (tins)22„ („ —Pigs)1
Chickens1,053Ox Brains (Tins)2
Cream (Tins)341Partridges1,111
Curlew8Pheasants406
Deer2Pigeons2,673
Ducks1,383Plovers712
Eggs1,773Pork (Carcases)4
Fish (Tins)16,, (Pieces)2
Fowls4,574Ptarmigan1,526
Fruit (Tins)683Quail176
Game (Black)25Rabbits12,741
„ (Hamper)1Salmon1
„ (Unclassified)30Shrimps (Bags)
Geese106Snipe1,536
Goats6Teal165
Grouse354Tomatoes (Boxes)2
Guinea Fowl30Tongues (Sheep)2
Hams24Turkeys768
Hares848Venison (Pieces)5
Hazelhens80Whelks (Bags)1
Lobsters11Widgeon87
Milk (Tins)515Woodcock364
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Total Weight for the year 1925 = 30 tons 7 cwts. 0 qrs. 21 lbs.
„ „ „ 1924 = 27 „ 16 „ 3 „ 6
Increase 2 „ 10 „ 1 „ 15 „
ALDGATE MARKET AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES.
Foot and Mouth Disease, which still exists in this country, and prevents a free movement
of animals intended for slaughter, probably accounts for the reduced numbers in the following
table. Although the total numbers are less there was a considerable increase in the numbers
of oxen and sheep slaughtered. The greatest reduction was of calves, this appears to
indicate that more of those animals are being retained for feeding purposes.
1925. 1924.
Bulls 48 160
Calves 24,193 34,853
Cows 221 284
Heifers 16 64
Oxen 5,302 4,697
Sheep 19,551 14,599
Various 80 203
49,411 54,860
The extra hours of duty performed by the Inspectors, under Bye-Law No. 19, were as
follows:—
Week-days. Sundays.
Before 6 a.m. After 9 p.m. Before 7 a.m. After 3 p.m.
Hours. Hours.
11½ 21 99 83½
Number of animals killed during these hours were
Bulls Nil.
Calves 829
Cows Nil.
Heifers Nil.
Oxen 587
Sheep 645
Various Nil.
Total 2,061


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