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Hornchurch 1956

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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Sample No.ARTICLENature of Adulteration or IrregularityAction taken
Inf.1198Starch Reduced Bread.10% deficient in protein.Formal follow-up sample taken.
F.1049Starch Reduced Bread13% deficient in protein.Brought to manufacturer's notice who undertook to keep a close watch on the factors which tend to decrease the protein content of a food such as this, and if necessary to have new labels printed carrying a lower protein figure in the disclosed analysis.
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FOOD COMPLAINTS REFERRED TO PUBLIC ANALYSTS.

Sample No.ARTICLENature of Adulteration or IrregularityAction taken
Cpt.992Slice of Bread.Contained a greyish foreign body found to consist of a mixture of dough—mineral matter (mortar).Matter considered by Council Bakery firm warned.
Cpt.1045BreadContained fragments and streaks of blackish foreign material. Consisted of dirty or discoloured dough.Matter considered by Council—Bakery firm warned.
Cpt.1046BreadContained fragments and streaks of blackish foreign material. Consisted of dirty or discoloured dough.Matter considered by Council Bakery firm warned.
Cpt.1072BreadContained a foreign body found to consist of an orange coloured label.Matter considered by Council—Bakery firm warned.
Cpt.1073Milk — containing extraneous matter.Contained foreign matter in suspension. Found to consist of a milk film coveredMatter considered by Council — Dairymen warned.
Cpt.1093Bread roll.with mould growth. Contained a greyish foreign body found to consist of a mass of discoloured fatty dough.Matter considered by Council—Bakery firm warned.
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