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FOOD AND DRUG INSPECTION.

FOOD AND DRUG INSPECTION.

The following report comprises a statement of the operations of the Board for the year ending Sept. 30, 1891, under the provisions of the food and drug acts of 1882 and the amendments of later years.

The following analysts and inspectors have constituted the working force of the Board, as in the previous year:

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The number of samples of food and drugs examined during the year was 5,294, making the total number of samples examined under the provisions of the acts relating to food and drug inspection 40,965.

The following summary presents the classified statement in brief of the work done during the year :

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4,870 3,206

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Number of samples of food examined,

found to be pure,
adulterated, or not conforming to the

statutes, Percentage of adulteration,

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1,664 34.2

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Number of samples of milk (included above), .

above standard,

below standard, or otherwise adulterated, Percentage of adulteration, .

2,726 1,629 1,097 40.2

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