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ASHINGTON PIGGERIES LTD. AND FUR FARM SUPPLIES LTD. v. CHRISTOPHER HILL LTD. CHRISTOPHER HILL LTD. v. NORSILDMEL

Lloyd's Law Reports

ASHINGTON PIGGERIES LTD. AND FUR FARM SUPPLIES LTD. v. CHRISTOPHER HILL LTD. CHRISTOPHER HILL LTD. v. NORSILDMEL

[1971] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 245

HOUSE OF LORDS

Before Lord Hodson, Lord Guest, Viscount Dilhorne, Lord Wilberforce and Lord Diplock

Sale of goods - Description - Fitness for purpose - Merchantable quality - Mink food mixed by compounders for customers to agreed formula - Food toxic to mink due to inclusion of Norwegian herring meal - Liability of compounders to customers - Whether goods corresponded with contract description - Whether customer relied on skill or judgment of compounders - Liability of Norwegian sellers of meal to compounders - Applicability of defects clause - Whether "quality" in description clause excluded an ingredient which could not be detected at time of delivery - Remoteness of damage - Meaning of "Guaranteed for consumption in U.K." - Sale of Goods Act, 1893, sects. 13, 14 (1) and (2)1 - Meaning of "description", "particular purpose".

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