London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Hornchurch 1956

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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Maggots in currants.Matter taken up with firm concerned and all stock checked.
Maggots in currants.Warning given to firm concerned who took matter up with their suppliers.
Maggot in chocolate caramel.Matter taken up with vendor; remaining stock withdrawn from sale.
Sponge cake with wasp embedded in under surface.Manufacturer warned.
Glass in 1/3 pint bottle of milk.Matter taken up with firm concerned.
Maggots in currants.Firm concerned prosecuted at Romford Police Court. Pleaded guilty and fined £20.
Sausage containing piece of vein from meat.Matter taken up with manufacturer.
Milk bottle in dirty condition internally.Matter referred to local authority in whose district milk was bottled.
Grit in tin of plums.Matter taken up with firm concerned and sediment found to consist of portions of disintegrated plum stone.
Packet of currants stated to be dirty.Matter taken up with vendor.
Poor texture of sliced loaf.Baker stated poor texture due to slicing before being properly cooled.

Food Premises.
The number of food premises in the district may be classified as
follows (where more than one trade is carried on at any premises then
an entry is made in respect of each trade):
Bakehouses 18
Butchers 68
Cafes 55
Confectioners (bread, cakes etc.) 33
(sweets, etc.) 107
Fish shops 29
Grocers 172
Greengrocers 92
Ice Cream Dealers 280
Ice Cream Manufacturers 14
Food and Drugs Act, 1955—Food Hygiene Regulations 1955.
280 notices were served during the year on owners or occupiers
of premises coming within the scope of these Regulations.