supervised, can lead to foreign matter being overlooked.
In most cases manufacturers take great care to ensure the purity of their
products, but it is necessary to remind them of their responsibilities when com-
plaint is received.
It is unusual to receive complaints from purchasers concerning food which is
unsound and this may be because of the improved methods of distribution, storage
and display adopted by the retail food trade and, to a measure, to the wider
cation of the principles of hygiene.
Refrigerated stores have been in use for many years but the increased use of
refrigerated display counters is a comparatively recent development. Such counters
provide safe storage whilst still allowing the housewife to see the goods available.
The popularity of self-service stores has increased the demand for pre-packed
goods and if the public is to be protected, a close watch must be kept on the labels
on the packets. Your officers took two hundred and twenty-five samples during the
years to ensure that articles of food sold to the public are genuine and that labels
contained no wrong information or exaggerated claims.
The four cases in which the food was considered to be not genuine were all
out products and are listed in Table 9. In one case too much preservative had
been added to sausages, but the other three involved the meat content of the
Efforts are being made to secure the declaration of a standard of meat content
'""variety of me a. products.
SAMPLES SUBMITTED TO PUBLIC ANALYST 1ST JANUARY TO 31ST DECEMBER, 1961
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