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West Ham 1947

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

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One hundred and ninety-eight samples of milk were
examined, 160 formal and 38 informal.
One formal sample was found to be adulterated.

The milk adulteration in the Borough for the past 10 years was as follows:—

YearNo. of samples examinedPer cent. of adulteration
19471980.5
1946248
19452601.5
1944269
19432501.2
19421900.05
19412841.4
19403993.8
19393752.1
19383763.1
Average2851.4
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CONDENSED MILKS. Nine samples of condensed milk
were examined, 3 formal samples and 2 informal samples of
full-cream. Two formal samples and 1 informal sample of
machine-separated and 1 informal sample of evaporated.
These all complied with the Condensed Milk Regulations.
DRUGS. One hundred and twenty-nine samples of drugs
were examined, 14 formal and 115 informal.
One formal and 1 informal sample were adulterated.
PRESERVATIVES. There was no contravention of the
Preservatives Regulations.
Other samples examined during the year were:—
UNDER THE FERTILISERS AND FEEDING STUFFS
ACT. Ninteen fertilisers, 4 of which were unsatisfactory.
Fourteen feeding stuffs, 10 of which were unsatisfactory.
UNDER THE PHARMACY AND POISONS ACT. Eight
samples, all of which were satisfactory.
UNDER THE RAG FLOCK REGULATIONS. Three
samples, all of which were satisfactory.
FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT. One
dentifrice;, 2 samples of Kola; 1 marmalade; 1 dried eggs; 1
chop sauce, 1 chocolate powder; 1 water.
FOR THE BOROUGH ENGINEER'S DEPARTMENT.
Two soils.
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