Selling Unwholesome Food-- At the Southern Police Court yesterday-- Bailie Wilson on the bench-- Edward Slaven was accused of having exposed 32lb. of unsound ham for sale in his shop at 57 Main Street on Tuesday. Mr. Ruseell, inspector of health, said that the ham was in a very advanced state of putrifaction, and any person consuming a part of it would be almost certain to turn ill, and serious consequences would probably ensue. One of the pieces in the window was so bad that it was ticketed for sale 6d per pound. The remainder of the ham was kept on a shelf along with other goods. The charge was found proven, and a fine of 42s was imposed, failing payment 14 days' imprisonment.
Glasgow (Scotland) Herald, June 17, 1882.