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Ilford 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ilford]

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Biological Tests. — Samples of all raw milk (if any) are submitted
for biological test for T.B. quarterly. Repeat samples if
positive after clearance by the Divisional Inspector of the Ministry
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Milk Supplies to Maintained Schools. — These are sampled
monthly and after unsatisfactory results.

The following results were obtained:-

Grade of MilkTotalSatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryRemarks on unsatisfactory results
Tuberculin Tested (Pasteurized) Milk4242__
Tuberculin Tested Milk (Farm bottled)44--
Pasteurized Milk4949--
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(v) BIOLOGICAL TESTS. — Two samples of milk were submitted
to a biological test for tuberculosis. Both proved to be negative.
DAIRY HERDS. — Two examinations were made by the Veterinary Officers
of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The Ministry's
Divisional Officer states that no cows were found to be suffering from
tuberculosis. No samples of milk were sent for bacteriological examination.
(vii) LEGAL PROCEEDINGS. — 5 complaints of the presence of
foreign bodies in milk were received and investigated. Letters of warning
were sent to the bottlers and distributors in all cases. One of the complaints
is detailed in the paragraph on Food and Drug sampling.
(viii) REGISTRATION. — No application for registration was refused
during the year.

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