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Kingston upon Thames 1921

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston-upon-Thames]

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Articles.Cause of Condemnation.
Beef, 1,199 lbs.Small part tuberculosis, remainder putrefaction.
Beef Offal, 1,348 lbs.Ditto.
Mutton & Lamb, 1,024 lbs.Putrefaction, "black spot."
Corned Beef, 38 lbs.Putrefaction.
Rabbits, 53 lbs.Ditto, and mould.
Pork, 4 carcasesGeneralised Oedema.
Shrimps, 1 basketPutrefaction.
Cod, 84 lbs.Ditto.
Haddocks, 28 lbs.Ditto.
Herrings, 1 boxDitto.
Lemon Soles, 32 lbs.Ditto.
Tomatoes, 44 boxesDitto.
Potatoes, 112 lbsDitto.
Black currants. 2 cratesDitto.

There are several wholesale meat depots in the borough,
and a large quantity of meat is distributed from this town to
the surrounding districts. A great deal of this meat is inspected
in the London markets before dispatch to Kingston,
but inspection here is necessary when the consignment comes
direct from the boats, or when some days have elapsed since
it left the London markets.
There are now 6 private slaughterhouses in the borough,
all of which have been in use during the year. The addresses
No. 36, Cambridge Road.
No. 90, Acre Road.
Bath Passage.
No. 45, Cambridge Grove Road
No. 120, London Road.
Cowleaze Road.
The buildings, with one exception, are old. They are,
however, kept in a fairly satisfactory condition, and the
occupiers show willingness to comply with your Council's
Thirty-nine visits were paid to these premises during
the year. These visits were made at the time of slaughtering
so far as possible, but as no notice of slaughtering is
given to the Sanitary Inspector, and the times of slaughtering
are not regular, it is obvious that only a proportion of
the animals killed could be examined.