During the year the work of the Public Health Supervision Section continued upon the usual lines. The milk sampling and inspections in the Brisbane Metropolitan area were carried out by one inspector and an assistant. Two thousand one hundred and twenty‐nine samples of milk were obtained, and fifty‐six prosecutions were instituted for offences against the Health Acts, Milksellers' Regulations, and Food and Drug Regulations. Fines imposed amounted to £394 6s. 0d. and costs £66 16s. 6d. Of these prosecutions, twenty‐five were in respect of the sale of adulterated milk, two for milk deficient in fat, and twenty‐nine were for the selling of milk either containing excess bacteria, or under improper conditions, or without the necessary license. Samples of pasteurised milk were found, with few exceptions, to be satisfactory. During the year a further milk pasteurisation plant commenced to operate in Brisbane, bringing the number of such factories in the Metropolis to five. Up‐to‐date machinery for washing bottles has been installed in these factories, and fewer complaints of this milk being sold in dirty bottles were received.
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