Agricultural Produce (Eggs) Act, 1939

Inspection of registered premises.

27.—(1) Any inspector shall be entitled at all reasonable times to enter any premises registered in a register kept in pursuance of this Act or in respect of which an application for registration in any such register has been made, and there do all or any of the following things, that is to say:—

(a) inspect all or any part of such premises and the equipment, appliances and fittings therein;

(b) observe all or any of the processes of testing, grading, and packing eggs conducted on such premises;

(c) examine all or any eggs, packages, and packing materials on such premises, and take reasonable samples of all or any of such eggs, packages and packing materials;

(d) search for and inspect eggs on such premises;

(e) require the registered proprietor or any person employed by the registered proprietor on such premises to furnish the inspector with such information in relation to any eggs or package of eggs found by him on such premises as may be reasonably necessary for the purposes of the administration of this Act.

(2) Every person who—

(a) obstructs or impedes an inspector in the exercise of any of the powers conferred on him by this section; or

(b) fails or refuses to give to an inspector on demand any information which such inspector is entitled to demand under this section; or

(c) wilfully or negligently gives to an inspector information which is false or misleading in a material particular,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section, and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.