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Walthamstow 1962

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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Food Hygiene (General) Regulations, 1960
A reasonably high standard continues to be maintained in the
food premises within the Borough. It was found necessary to serve
notices under the Regulations in a few cases, most of which had been
complied with by the end of the year.
The conditions laid down in the Regulations are being maintained
throughout the district.
There are two dairy premises in the area registered under the
Milk and Dairies Regulations.
Condemned food is destroyed at the Council's Depot at Low Hall
Farm. The only exception to this is where sufficient meat is
condemned and is worth salvaging, and it is then disposed of through
reliable sources, being used mainly for soap manufacture.
Legal Proceedings
The following action was taken during 1962:-
Food Hygiene (General Regulations, 1960, Sections 9(e), 33(i), 34.
Smoking whilst serving open food (one case). Court awarded
Penalty of £5 and £2.2.0. Costs.
Food and Drugs Act, 1955, Sections 2, 8 and 106.
Foreign matter in bread (one case). Court awarded £5.5.0. Costs.
Rodent excreta in bread (one case). Court awarded Penalty of
£5 and Costs £5.7.0.
Blackcurrants affected with mould. Case dismissed.
Common Lodging Houses
There are no common lodging houses in the area.
Rag Flock and other filling materials Act, 1951
No applications for approval were received during the year and
all premises registered or licensed under the Act were inspected.
Diseases of Animals Acts
Swine Fever (Infected Areas) Order, 1953.
No licences were issued during the year.
Fowl Pest Order, 1936.
No Orders were issued during the year.
Foot and Mouth Disease Orders.
No Order was issued during the year.