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West Ham 1946

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for West Ham]

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CONDENSED MILKS. Eight informal samples of Condensed
milk were examined. These all complied with the Condensed
Milk Regulations.
DRUGS. 96 samples of drugs were examined, 14 formal
and 82 informal.
There was no adulteration.
PRESERVATIVES. There was no contravention of the
Preservatives Regulations. Other samples examined during
the year were: —
UNDER THE FERTILISERS AND FEEDING STUFFS
ACT.
21 Fertilisers, eight of which were unsatisfactory.
14 Feeding Stuffs, seven of which were unsatisfactory.
Two samples under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, both
of which were satisfactory.
Three samples under the Rag Flock Regulations, ail of
which were satisfactory.
FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT. One
dirty milk bottle. One sample of Jelly. Two Aluminium
Cooking Utensils.
FOR THE ENGINEER'S DEPARTMENT. Three Sewer
Deposits.
FOR THE WEST HAM SOCIAL SERVICES. Five
Metal Polishes. Eleven Floor Polishes.
UNDER THE PETROLEUM ACTS. One Rubber Solution
which was unsatisfactory.
PHARMACY AND POISONS ACT, 1933
The number of persons entitled to sell Part (ii) poisons
entered in the local authority's list at the end of the year was
120. Two samples were examined during the year and proved
satisfactory.
FERTILISERS AND FEEDING STUFFS ACT, 1926

Particulars are given below of 35 official and unofficial samples which were taken during the year.

Type of SampleNo. of Samples takenAnalysis agreedAnalysis disagreed
Fertilisers
(a) Official862
(b) Unofficial1385
Feeding Stuffs
(a) Official734
(b) Unofficial743
Totals352114
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