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

Amendment of section 44 of Act of 1939.

7.—(1) Section 44 of the Act of 1939 shall apply to a carcase in respect of which a certificate has been issued under subsection (2) of this section and which has been treated in accordance with that subsection.

(2) (a) Where a pig purchased by a licensee has died after purchase and before it has reached the licensed premises of the licensee or has died (otherwise than by slaughter) at those licensed premises—

(i) a veterinary examiner may, at the request of the licensee, certify that the pig has so died, and

(ii) where it is so certified, the carcase of the pig shall be immediately so treated by the licensee as to render it unfit for the food of man and, if the licensee fails so to treat the carcase, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.

(b) This subsection shall be construed as one with the Act of 1935.