Pigs and Bacon Act, 1935

Disposal of carcases, bacon and offals unfit for human consumption.

58.—(1) If at any licensed premises it is found and certified by a veterinary examiner that any carcase or any portion of a carcase or any bacon or any offals is or are unfit for human consumption, such carcase or portion of a carcase or bacon or offals shall immediately be so treated by the licensee as to render it or them incapable of being used for the food of man or, if so required by the local sanitary authority within whose functional area such premises are situate, shall be surrendered to such local sanitary authority to be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Public Health Acts, 1878 to 1931.

(2) Every licensee who is the owner of any carcase or of any portion of a carcase or of bacon or of offals found and certified under this section to be unfit for human consumption and who, through himself or his agent, neglects or refuses to treat or surrender the same as required by this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof, in the case of a first offence under this section, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, or, in the case of a second or any subsequent offence under this section, to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months.

(3) Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to control or affect the provisions of section 131 of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act, 1847, or of sections 132 to 135 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 , as amended by section 28 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1890 .