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Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998

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Number 29 of 1998


FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND ACT, 1998


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Establishment day.

4.

Laying of orders and regulations before Houses of Oireachtas.

5.

Amendment of Schedules.

6.

Prosecution of summary offences.

7.

Offences by bodies corporate.

8.

Expenses of Minister.

PART II

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland

9.

Establishment of Authority.

10.

Independence of Authority.

11.

Principal function of Authority.

12.

Promotion of standards.

13.

Food safety assurance schemes.

14.

Consultative Council.

15.

Advice of Authority.

16.

Collection and assessment of data.

17.

Review of food inspection services.

18.

Research by Authority.

19.

Certification of food.

20.

Conferral of additional functions on Authority.

21.

Charges for services.

22.

Gifts.

23.

Borrowings by Authority.

24.

Advances by Minister to Authority.

25.

Reports and information to Minister.

26.

Accounts and audits.

27.

Premises of Authority.

28.

Seal of Authority.

29.

Consultants and advisers.

30.

Authority may seek reports in relation to food safety and hygiene.

PART III

The Board, Scientific Committee, Committees, Chief Executive and Staff of the Authority

31.

Membership of Board of Authority and term of office of members.

32.

Chairperson of Board.

33.

Meeting of Board.

34.

Scientific Committee.

35.

Subcommittees.

36.

Remuneration and allowances.

37.

Chief executive of Authority.

38.

Staff of Authority.

39.

Superannuation.

40.

Membership of either House of Oireachtas, European Parliament, local authority or health board.

41.

Declaration of interests.

42.

Disclosure of interests.

43.

Disclosure of information.

PART IV

Enforcement of Food Safety Standards

44.

Commencement of Part IV.

45.

Power of Authority to enforce food safety standards in food legislation.

46.

Food inspections, etc.

47.

Additional inspections.

48.

Service contracts.

49.

Authorised officers.

50.

Powers of authorised officers.

51.

Taking of samples.

52.

Improvement notices and orders.

53.

Closure orders.

54.

Withdrawal of food products.

55.

Indemnification of authorised officers, etc.

56.

Service of notices, etc.

57.

Prosecution of summary offences under food legislation.

PART V

Dissolution of Former Authority

58.

Dissolution of former Authority.

59.

Transfer of assets and liabilities of former Authority.

60.

Preservation of certain continuing contracts and adaptation of references to former Authority.

61.

Saving for certain acts.

62.

Pending legal proceedings.

63.

Exemption from capital gains tax.

64.

Revocation.

PART VI

Amendment of the Radiological Protection Act, 1991

65.

Amendment of Radiological Protection Act, 1991.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Food Legislation

SECOND SCHEDULE

Official Agencies


Acts Referred to

Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act, 1993

1993, No. 8

European Communities Act, 1972

1972, No. 27

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

1997, No. 2

Health Act, 1970

1970, No. 1

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93

Radiological Protection Act, 1991

1991, No. 9

Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997

1997, No. 39

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (Establishment) Order, 1997

S.I. No. 524 of 1997

Abattoirs Act, 1988

No. 8 of 1988

Agricultural Produce (Meat) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1954

No. 33 of 1954

Agricultural Produce (Meat) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1978

No. 13 of 1978

Food Standards Act, 1974

No. 11 of 1974

Health Act, 1947

No. 28 of 1947

Poisons Act, 1961

No. 12 of 1961

European Communities (Arsenic and Lead in Food) Regulations, 1972

S.I. No. 44 of 1972

European Communities (Labelling, Presentation and Advertising of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1982

S.I. No. 205 of 1982

European Communities (Erucic Acid in Food) (Method of Analysis) Regulations, 1982

S.I. No. 271 of 1982

European Communities (Food Additives) (Purity Criteria Verification) Regulations, 1983

S.I. No. 60 of 1983

European Communities (Vinyl Chloride in Food) (Method of Analysis) Regulations, 1984

S.I. No. 92 of 1984

European Communities (Antioxidant in Food) (Purity Criteria) Regulations, 1985

S.I. No. 187 of 1985

European Communities (Natural Mineral Waters) Regulations, 1986

S.I. No. 11 of 1986

European Communities (Pesticide Residues) (Fruit and Vegetables) Regulations, 1989

S.I. No. 105 of 1989

European Communities (Preservatives in Food) (Purity Criteria) Regulations, 1989

S.I. No. 262 of 1989

European Communities (Egg Products) Regulations, 1991

S.I. No. 293 of 1991

European Communities (Materials and Articles Intended to Come Into Contact With Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1991

S.I. No. 307 of 1991

European Communities (Flavourings for use in Foodstuffs for Human Consumption) Regulations, 1992

S.I. No. 22 of 1992

European Communities (Marketing Standards for Eggs) Regulations, 1992

S.I. No. 254 of 1992

European Communities (Quick Frozen Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1992

S.I. No. 290 of 1992

Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (General Control of Radioactive Substances, Nuclear Devices and Irradiating Apparatus) Order, 1993

S.I. No. 151 of 1993

European Communities (Minced Meat) Regulations, 1994

S.I. No. 215 of 1994

European Communities (Infant Formulae) Regulations, 1994

S.I. No. 459 of 1994

European Communities (Meat Products and Other Products of Animal Origin) Regulations, 1995

S.I. No. 126 of 1995

European Communities (Rabbitmeat and Farmed Game Meat) Regulations, 1995

S.I. No. 278 of 1995

European Communities (Wild Game Meat) Regulations, 1995

S.I. No. 298 of 1995

European Communities (General Provisions on the Control of Additives, and in particular Colours and Sweeteners for use in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1995

S.I. No. 344 of 1995

European Communities (Monitoring of Temperature in the Means of Transport, Warehousing and Storage of Quick-Frozen Foodstuffs and Sampling Procedure and Methods of Analysis for Control of the Temperatures of Quick-Frozen Foods Intended for Human Consumption) Regulations, 1995

S.I. No. 370 of 1995

European Communities (Fresh Poultrymeat) Regulations, 1996

S.I. No. 3 of 1996

European Communities (Hygienic Production and Placing on the Market of Raw Milk, Heat-Treated Milk and Milk-Based Products) Regulations, 1996

S.I. No. 9 of 1996

European Communities (Live Bivalve Molluscs) (Health Conditions for Production and Placing on the Market) Regulations, 1996

S.I. No. 147 of 1996

European Communities (Fishery Products) (Health Conditions and Hygiene Rules for Production and Placing on the Market) Regulations, 1996

S.I. No. 170 of 1996

European Communities (Minced Meat and Meat Preparations) Regulations, 1996

S.I. No. 243 of 1996

European Communities (Detailed Provisions on the Control of Additives, other than Colours and Sweeteners, for use in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1997

S.I. No. 128 of 1997

European Communities (Pesticide Residues) (Fruit and Vegetables) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997

S.I. No. 218 of 1997

European Communities (Pesticide Residues) (Products of Plant Origin, including Fruit and Vegetables) Regulations, 1997

S.I. No. 221 of 1997

European Communities (Suspension of Imports of Pistachios and Certain Products Derived from Pistachios Originating in or Consigned from Iran) Regulations, 1997

S.I. No. 432 of 1997

European Communities (Fresh Meat) Regulations, 1997

S.I. No. 434 of 1997

European Communities (Pesticide Residues) (Products of Plant Origin, including Fruit and Vegetables) (Amendment) Regulations, 1998

S.I. No. 71 of 1998

European Communities (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1998

S.I. No. 85 of 1998

European Communities (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 1998

S.I. No. 86 of 1998

European Communities (Official Control of Foodstuffs) (Approved Laboratories) Order, 1998

S.I. No. 95 of 1998

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Number 29 of 1998


FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND ACT, 1998


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND OR ÚDARÁS SÁBHÁILTEACHTA BIA NA hÉIREANN AND TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS AND TO AMEND THE RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION ACT, 1991 , AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [8th July, 1998]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: