Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hendon]
There are 83 butchers' shops in the District, to which 281 recorded
visits have been paid. These and other premises within the scope of the (Public
Health (Meat) Regulations, 1924, have been kept under constant observation.
In the course of these inspections several notices have been served upon
occupiers, calling their attention to breaches of the Regulations; such notices
were conformed to, and further action was found unnecessary.
The following foodstuffs, which were voluntarily submitted to the
Inspectors for examination, were condemned as unfit for consumption and
120 Sheep's Kidneys—mouldy.
53 Frozen Kidneys (Sheep's)—unsound.
22 stones Beef—improperly bled.
15 lbs. Pigs' Kidneys—unsound.
12 stones Cod Fillets—unsound.
6 boxes Kippers—unsound
Ice Cream (Registration of Premises).
143 premises are now registered under Section 123 of the Hendon Urban
District Council Act, 1929, for the sale and/or manufacture of Ice Cream.
These premises are inspected periodically.
FOOD AND DRUGS (ADULTERATION) ACT, 1928.
The Administrative body under these Acts is the Middlesex County
Council, and their Inspectors have taken the following samples in the district
for the year ending 31st December, 1933.
The following Table, showing the articles purchased, with the result of
their analysis, was kindly forwarded to me by Mr. R. Robinson, Chief Officer
of the Public Control Department.