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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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(Contributed by Chief Sanitary Inspector.)
(a) Milk Supply.
The average number of cows kept in the district is seven.
There is only one cowshed, and 14 visits were paid by the Sanitary
Inspectors, in addition to special visits paid by your Chief Sanitary
The number of retail purveyors of milk is 180, most of whom
carry on a general shop and sell milk in bottles as they receive it.
One hundred and thirty-three visits were paid to registered
premises of purveyors of milk during the year, and a general
improvement in the standard of cleanliness was maintained.
During the year 21 samples of milk were taken for bacteriological
examination, with satisfactory results.

The samples taken are summarised below.

Grade of Milk.No. of Samples.
Grade "A" (T.T.)4
Grade "A"1
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The Milk and Dairies Order, 1926.
Much attention was again directed to this Order during the
year with a view to minimising the risk of contamination, infection
and alteration of the milk supply of the town, and marked
improvement in this direction is maintained.
The Milk (Special Designations) Order, 1923.
The number of licences granted for the Sale of Milk under
Special Designations classified in the Fourth Schedule of the above
Order was as follows:—

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