The following gives the numbers of food premises in the area by
the type of business:-
|Cafes and Restaurants||162|
|Fruiterers' and Greengrocers' shops||124|
|Fishmongers' and Fishfryers' shops||50|
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The practice of inculcating interest in the proprietors, directors and
staffs of food handling organisations was continued in 1961, and the
catering industry, as a whole, continues to co-operate.
The lectures and demonstrations with film strips and films to food
handlers were continued in 1961.
Education in food hygiene has been extended to the senior schools
and to study groups of various local organisations.
The Council has delegated to the Public Health Committee power to
institute legal proceedings under the Food and Drugs Act, 1955.
193 samples (187 formal and 6 informal) were obtained during the
year 1961; 3 formal and 3 informal samples were not satisfactory as
(a) Crispbread (formal). — Claim that commodity was perfect
aid to slimming was not justified. No action was taken.
(b) Orange Drink (formal). — Contained 8% potable fruit content.
No action was taken.
(c) Slimbread (informal). — Claim that commodity was useful aid
to slimming not justified. No action was taken.
(The above items (a), (b) and (c) were referred to the Association
of Municipal Corporations for information and any action that may be
(d) Gin (formal). — Contained only 67.7% proof spirit which
complied with requirement of Food and Drugs Act, 1955, but was
stated to contain 70%. No action was taken.