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CONDEMNED CHEESE DOCTOR'S UNSAVOURY DiSCRIFTiQN j At Pontardawo Police Court on Friih.y, Messrs. Joseph Burton and Co., I,td.. vision merchants, trading as the Incba and China Te-a Co., were summoned for retaining on their premises at Ystalyfera, a quantity O'? cheese which was "nlit ?)! heman consumption. Mr. C. B. Jenkins pr?Mecut?d on behalf of t.ha Pontarda v. C01mdl (which is the local health antho- rity) and Mr. Villiers Meaner defended. It was stated that this was the first pruiftcution of its kind. and that the lino* had never keen summonod for nI: OTIPIHT Ur. W. J. LClwis, the Medical Officer of Health, v,ho condemned the cheese, said he would not con'pare it even with the smell emanating from the outfall of a sewer. (Laughter.) It was absolutely dis- gusting. and «ane stuff oozing between ench round of thp cheese- There were maggots present, too, and he not say whet her the maggots or the .¡itü9 were-there in grentDr quantity. For the defence., Mr. Meager pointed <-ac that the. cheese was bought by the tinu at Is. 5-Jd. per lb., and sold at 7d., m that there was no question of profiteer- ing. The Chairman (Mr. G. K. Striek): We appreciate that. A number of ■witnesses called for the «fofenco contended that the cheese was in Brood condition, and, at the invitation of "ounseL ate portions of samples product T) court. ■Mr. P. Siaeey Smith, a director of Another large wholesale firm, corroborated of the defendant ifrm's em- ployes, and after a lont; bearing the Chuirnnn (Mr. G. H. Striek) said that the Bench had decided that whilst there was reas-oi. able ground for the opinion formed. by ihe health officials, they were satisfied, after hearing the defence, that v,-as not unfit for human eon- sumption. The summons was, therefore, dismissed.

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