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Hornchurch 1959

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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LIST B

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

Sample No.ARTICLE (General description)Nature of Adulteration or IrregularityAction Taken
F.1234Bath Salts42% deficient in sodium per carbonate.Manufacturers stated that investigation suggested sodium percarbonate not stable under storage conditions. Steps will be taken to rectify this. —Further sample to be taken.
F.1259Bath Salts.Contained only one-fifth of the stated amount of percarbo-nate.Manufacturers have altered formula and in future products will have a different description.
Inf.1730Steak and Kidney Pie.Fat in pastry portion in state of incipient rancidity.F or m a 1 follow-up sample taken.
F.1242Steak and Kidney Pie.Slight evidence of incipient rancidity.Manufacturers informed that it would be desirable to put some shelf-life on this product.
Inf.1756Breakfast Biscuits.Claim for slimming properties unjustified.Manufacturers withdrew diet sheet which contained slimming claim.
Inf. 1774Glucose Pyramids.Contained insufficient glucose to justify the description.Taken up with Manufacturers who are considering alteration in recipe.
Inf. 1800Pork Luncheon Meat.10%deficient in meat.As there is no official meat standard for this type of product, no action taken.
Inf. 1821Creamed Rice Milk Pudding.Misdescribed as Creamed Rice Milk Pudding prepared from partly skimmed milk.Manufacturers approached and agreed to amend label.
Inf.1840Loaf.Poor in respect of milk solids.Formal follow-up sample taken and found to be genuine,
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