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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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TABLE VI.

Name of SampleAdulteration.Action taken.Result.Remarks.
Milk40 per cent. waterVendor summonedNo serviceAbsconded
25...False address, summons not served
25 ,,DismissedCase A (see below)
22 ,,Fined 5/- & 12/6 costs
12 „DismissedTechnicality. Cautioned by Bench.
14Fined 1/- & 12/6 costs
12 „No action...Private purchaser
10 „Vendor summonedDismissedWarranty
10 „DismissedCase B (see below)
8 „Further sample
7 „Vendor summonedFined 5/- & 12/6 costsFurther sample
6 „_-
5 „...
3 „...Further sample
3 „Vendor cautioned......
50 per cent. fat abstractedVendor summonedFined 3/- and 2/-costs...
23 „No action...Private purchaser
5 „Vendor cautioned......
5 „......
5 „......
ButterMargarineVendor summonedFined 30/- and 2/-costs...
Fined 20/- and 2/-costs......
Fined 20/- and 2/-costs...
Fined 7/6 & 12/6 costs...
Fined 7/6 & 12/6 costs...
Fined 10/- & 12/6 costs...
Fined 10/- & 12/6 costs...
Fined 7/6 & 12/6 costs...
Fined 6d. & 11/6 costs...-
Fined 8/6 & 13/6 costs...
Fined 49/6 & 12/6 costs...
DismissedCase C (see below)
Case D (see below)
Coffee80 per cent. chicory...
60 „...
60 ,,Fined £5 & 12/6 costs...
45 „No action...Sold as Mixtures
40 „...
30 „...
20 ,,Vendor summonedFined £2 & 12/6 costs...
7 „Vendor cautioned......
Black Pepper13.3 per cent. mineral matterVendor summonedFined 10/- & 12/6 costs...
8.8 „Vendor cautioned......
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Casks A & B.—In these cases the summonses were dismissed on the ground that the summons
should state that the article had been sold to the " prejudice of the purchaser."
Cases C & D.—These cases were dismissed on the ground that the article could not be seen in
the shop, and that it was therefore not " exposed for sale."


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