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Hornchurch 1963

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hornchurch]

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During the year the following foods were voluntarily surrendered to the Public Health Inspectors as being unfit for human consumption:-

Tinned Meat16530
Tinned Fish267
Tinned Milk-2811
Tinned Food16280
Miscellaneous Groceries1310
Ice Cream1260
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Carcases Inspected and Condemned.

The following tabular statement regarding the post-mortem inspection of animals at the two slaughterhouses is drawn up in accordance with the Appendix to Ministry of Health Circular 17/55 (last year's figures in brackets)

Cattle (excluding cows)CowsCalvesSheep and LambsPigsGoats
Number killed2,3331,3921,26424,55212,35863
Number inspected2,3331,3921,26424,55212,35863
All diseases except Tuberculosis and Cysticercosis:
Whole carcases condemned-7650173
Carcases of which some part or organ was condemned472623163,6121,8896
Percentage of number affected20.245.31.714.915.414.3
Tuberculosis only:
Whole carcases condemned11
Carcases of which some part or organ was condemned54-1333-
Percentage of number affected0.20.40.0042.7
Cysticercosis only:
Carcases of which some part or organ was condemned357----
Carcases submitted to treat ment by refrigeration8-----
Generalised and totally condemned-2----
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Lectures on Food Hygiene.
An advanced course in Food Hygiene commenced in January at
the Ardleigh House Centre for Further Education. Although it was
sponsored by the Education Authority the lectures were in fact arranged
by my Department. The attendance averaged approximately 25 which
under winter conditions—and especially last winter- must be accounted
very satisfactory. Attenders at the course were subsequently able to
apply for membership by examination as Associate Members of the
Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene.

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