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Hornchurch 1963

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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LIST B

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
Inf.2772Cake Mix.The fatty constituent contained butylated hydroxy toluene 50 parts per million.Matter taken up with Importer's Agent.
Stated on label as "freshness preserver" instead of its specific name.Labelling amended
Inf.2833Pie Crust Mix.The fatty constituent contained butylated hydroxy toluene 45 parts per million.Matter taken up with Importer's Agent.
Stated on label as "freshness preserver" instead of its specific name.Labelling amended.
Inf.2834Frosting mix (white).The fatty constituent contained butylated hydroxy toluene 33 parts per million.Matter taken up with
Stated on label as "freshness preserver" instead of its specific name.Labelling amended.
Inf.2841Veal Sorrento.Meat content low.No further action in view of absence of legal standard for this type of article.
Inf.2850Baby Cream.Lanolin stated correctly as 3 per cent on the tube but incorrectly as 0.3 per cent on the carton.No further action -obviously due to printing error. Manufacturer to amend label.
Inf.2906Lotion for external Use.No statement of ingredients given as required by the Pharmacy and Medicines Act.Referred matter to the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Labelling amended.
Inf.2929Pork chipo-lata sausages.Meat content a little on the low side. (62 per cent.)Formal follow-up sample taken—satisfactory.
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