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Hornchurch 1958

[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.ARTICLE (General description)Nature of Adulteration or IrregularityAction Taken
F.1160Red Delicious Apples.Contained slightly excessive amounts of arsenic and lead spray residues.Apples withdrawn from sale by retailers for cleansing.
F.1161—do—Contained slightly excessive amount of lead spray residue.—do—
Inf. 1497—do—Contained excessive amounts of arsenic and lead spray residues.Apples withdrawn from sale and wholesalers agreed to cleanse.
Inf.1498-do——do——do—
F.1159Extra Quality Rice Pudding.Prepared from skimmed milk powder but skimmed milk not stated in ingredients.Manufacturers agreed to amend label.
F.1162Scotch FarlsContained insufficient butter for claim.Incorrect claim made by Shop Manageress. Warning given.
Inf.1484Glycerine Lemon and Ipecac Cough Mixture.Contained insufficient glycerine to justify claim for value as cough remedy.Manufacturer agreed to increase glycerine content in future.
Inf. 1475Linseed, Liquorice & Chlorodyne Lozenges.Contained no morphine therefore misdescribed as Chlorodyne.Formal follow-up sample taken.
F.1166—do——do—Consigned to Chemist by manufacturer as "L.L.C. Lozenges" and sold in error, as Linseed Liquorice & Chlorodyne, whereas in fact, they were Linseed, Liquorice and Chloroform Lozenges. Stock of Lozenges withdrawn from sale immediately.
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