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Richmond upon Thames 1905

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Richmond]

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42
Sale of Food and
Drugs Act.
The enforcement of this Act in the Borough has
been carried out by the Inspector acting under
the County Council. Mr. R. A. Houghton, the County Inspector,
reports as follows:—
I beg to forward herewith a list of the Articles purchased under
the provisions of the above Act during the year 1905.

57 samples were taken, of which 50 were genuine, 7 slightly adulterated or deteriorated, and in which the percentages were not such as would justify legal proceedings.

Articles Purchased.Number of SamplesGenuineSlightly adulterated or deteriorated.Cases in which proceedings were taken.Convictions obtainedTotal Fines.
Milk23212
Butter1385
Spirits55
Ice Cream66
Cheese66
Jam33
Sausages11
Totals57507
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