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City of London 1970

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Port of London]

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Importation of Dogs and Cats (Amendment) No. 1 Order 1970
Importation of Dogs and Cats (Amendment) No. 2 Order 1970
Importation of Dogs and Cats (Amendment) No. 3 Order 1970
These three Orders were issued as a result of the outbreak of rabies in Camberley. The first
Order extended the quarantine period for dogs and cats to twelve months. The second imposed
a total ban on the importation of such animals. The third removed the total ban, reduced the
quarantine period to nine months for animals already in quarantine and, from 16th September permitted
the import of dogs and cats subject to 6 months quarantine and vaccination. The Orders
came into operation on the 12th March, 21st March and 1st September respectively.
FOOD INSPECTION 1970
The total amount of foodstuffs detained for examination and either condemned as unfit for
human consumption and destroyed or otherwise disposed of under guarantee and supervision was
1279 tons 18 cwts. 3 qrs. 2 lbs.

The following is a summary showing methods of disposal:-

Weight 1970.Comparable Weight 1969.
Tons.Cwts.Qrs.Lbs.Tons.Cwts.Qrs.Lbs.
Burnt751012051928
Buried41714104961317
Contractor13513311713120
*Other Districts52993271558211
*Animal Feeding4601271,214024
Re-exported75931115819011
1,27918322,094425
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Items marked * were released with the agreement of and under the supervision of local
Medical Officers of Health.
Of the above mentioned 1279 tons, the principal methods of disposal with weights, were as
follows
Burnt Tons. Cwts.
1,744 Tins and 87 Cartons of fuit, meat, vegetables,
pulps and juices, burst, blown, leaking and broken. 4 12
41 Cartons dried fruit — wasty, wet damaged. 10
3,036 Baskets Tomatoes — smashed and broken 21 6
158 Boxes Cucumbers — wasty, smashed, and broken 19
32 Bags, 809 boxes, and quantity of onions — rotten
and wasty. 71
6 Bags Chillies — dock water damaged. 3
40 Bags Michigan Peas — extraneous contamination 10
3 Bags Wheat Gluten — vermin infested. 3
34 Bags Chestnuts — wasty. 7
604 Crates and quantity Fruit — wasty, wet damaged 24 12
38 Boxes, 76 Cartons, 7 Pallets and quantity of
Apples dock water damaged and oil contaiminated 84
9 Cases Dried Apples — wet and rodent damaged. 2
40 Bags Copra — unwholesome. 1 0
1 Bag Dhal meal — rodent damaged. 1
15 Cartons Macaroni — wet and rodent damaged 1
1 Drum Honey — contaminated. 3
1 Cask Ginger in Syrup — contaminated by extraneous
matter. 1
6 Bags Rice — rodent damaged. 6
2 Bags Desiccated Coconut — sweepings. 1
16 Cheeses — mineral sand contaminated. 4
19 Cartons and 1 crate Smoked bacon and ham —
mouldy and decomposed. 1 4
2 Bales Ham — unsound and uncertificated. 2
12 Cases Gull Eggs — rotten. 3
38 Chests and 3 bags Tea — dock water damaged. 1 18
3 Barrels Herring Fillets - contaminated by
extraneous matter. 2
5 Cartons Sweets — rain water damaged. 1
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