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East Ham 1945

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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Details of samples adulterated or below standard are described as follows, together with the resultant action :—

NumberI. or F.ArticleAdulteration or deficiencyAction taken
4141I.Soya FlourGenuine but infested with mould to such an extent as to render it unfit for human consumption.Withdrawn from sale. Vendor cautioned.
4153F.Gin39 degs. under proof and contained 0.22% methyl alcohol. Unfit for human consumption.Vendor prosecuted.
4158I.Whisky35.60 degs. under proof and contained 0.46% methyl alcohol.Vendor prosecuted.
4185F.Whisky39 degs. under proof.Vendor prosecuted.
4188I.Whisky36.5 degs. under proof.Formal sample taken.
4204I.Pork SausageDeficient in meat content to extent of 10%.Formal sample taken.
4260F.Milk94% milk. 6% added water.Vendor prosecuted.
4299I.Campden TabletsDeficient in sulphur dioxide due to deterioration of stock.Withdrawn from sale.
4320I.Campden TabletsDeficient in sulphur dioxide due to deterioration of stock.Withdrawn from sale.
4334I.Baking PowderDeficient in available C.O2 by 73%.Formal sample taken.
4346F.Baking Powder .Deficient in available C.O2 by 72%.Vendor prosecuted.
4448I.SuetDeficient in fat to extent of 7%.Formal sample taken.
4477I.Almond Cake Flour JWheaten flour infested with mites and deficient in available carbon dioxide.Withdrawn from sale and surrendered by retailer. Letter of caution.
4489F.Shredded Beef SuetDeficient in fat to extent of 1.8%.Vendor cautioned.
4490F.Shredded BeefDeficient in fat to extent of 14%.Vendor prosecuted (1946).
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