Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998

Conferral of additional functions on Authority.

20.—(1) The Minister may, if he or she so thinks fit or if so requested by another Minister of the Government, following consultations with that other Minister of the Government and the Minister for Finance, by order—

(a) confer on the Authority such additional functions connected with the functions for the time being of the Authority or activities that the Authority is authorised for the time being to undertake (including functions for the purpose of enforcing any directive, regulation or other act adopted by an institution of the European Communities in relation to food safety and hygiene) as he or she considers appropriate, and

(b) make such provision as he or she considers necessary or expedient in relation to matters ancillary to or arising out of the conferral on the Authority of functions under this section or the performance by the Authority of functions so conferred.

(2) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section (including an order under this subsection).