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Hornchurch 1958

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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Brown dough in white loaf.Matter taken up with Bakery concerned.
Pint bottle of milk containing pieces of glass.Matter taken up with Dairy concerned.
Dirty pint bottle of milk.Matter taken up with Dairy concerned.
Unsound potatoes.Vendor agreed to exchange any unusable.
Mouldy loaf.No action in view of delay in complaint being notified.
Glass in third pint bottle of milk.Matter taken up with Dairy concerned.
Hairs on apple tart.Baker warned.
Maggots in bread.Investigation shewed 'maggot' to be from mill moth. Not Baker's responsibility referred by them to Miller.
Mouldy bread.Vendor warned.
Mould on steak pie.Matter taken up with Vendor.
Foreign matter in bottle of vinegar.Insufficient evidence to show how foreign matter came to be in bottle.
Mouldy bread.Vendor warned.
Brown dough in white loaf.Matter taken up with Bakery concerned.
Dirty block of ice cream.Ice Cream obtained from mobile van, stock examined and found to be satisfactory.
Mouldy French Jam Sandwich.Vendor warned.
Small paint marks inside milk bottle.Matter taken up with Dairy concerned.
Mouldy sausage rolls.Legal proceedings instituted and Vendor fined £5.
Unsound potatoes.Vendor agreed to exchange any unusable.
Wire in sausages.Matter taken up with Vendors, but insufficient evidence to determine how wire came to be in sausages.
Mouldy Luncheon Meat.No action—only small amount of mound growth, and delay in notifying complaint.
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