Agricultural Produce (Eggs) Act, 1939

Protection of eggs from weather and contamination.

50.—(1) The Minister may by order make regulations for either or both of the following purposes, that is to say:—

(a) prohibiting the sale or offering or exposing for sale or keeping or storing pending sale of eggs in any building, vehicle, or other place or under conditions which does or do not afford adequate protection to the eggs against wet, damp, dirt, and heat and against adverse weather conditions and against contamination of any sort;

(b) securing that eggs intended for sale shall, while stored or kept and while being offered or exposed for sale and while in course of packing or transport, be adequately protected against wet, damp, dirt, and heat and against contamination of every sort.

(2) Every person who does any act (whether of commission or omission) which is a contravention of a regulation made under 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 such offence, to a fine not exceeding ten pounds or, in the case of a second or any subsequent such offence, to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.