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Hornchurch 1956

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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SAMPLES SUBMITTED TO PUBLIC ANALYSTS AND FOUND TO BE ADULTERATED OR UNDER STANDARD, etc.

Sample No.ARTICLENature of Adulteration or IrregularityAction taken
Inf.991Cream Buns.Filling consisted not of cream but of imitation cream.Matter considered by Council — firm warned.
Inf. 1014Liqueur Bottles (assorted chocolates).Contained insufficient alcohol to justify description " Liqueur chocolates."Matter considered by Council. No offence committed under Food and Drugs Act 1955 or Labelling of Food Order.
F.977Macaroni and grated cheese Dinner.Wrapper stated to contain the complete ingredients for macaroni and cheese grated but directions stated margarine and milk to be added. Therefore the statement "complete ingredients" is incorrect.After consideration by the Council, matter brought to manufacturer's notice Assurance given that label has been reworded and instructions given for calling in old type packets.
Inf. 1034Pop CornContained insufficient calcium to justify the claim " provides more calcium than many other foods."Formal follow-up sample taken.
F.972Pop CornContained insufficient calcium to justify the claim " provides more calcium than many other foods."After detailed consideration by Council it was decided that legal proceedings should not be instituted, the manufacturer having already ceased to produce these goods and the retailer withdrawing remainder of stock from sale.
Inf. 1076Nerve Tonic.8% deficient in protein.Formal follow-up sample taken.
F.996Nerve Tonic.8% deficient in protein.Brought to manufacturer's notice and suggested to them that label should be amended so as to either give true protein content or to give the actual casein content withour reference to protein.
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