Milk and Dairies Act, 1935

Inspection of animals.

34.—(1) The Minister may from time to time by order make regulations in relation to the inspection of animals in dairies by veterinary officers or other registered veterinary surgeons.

(2) Regulations under this section may authorise the person making the inspection to take from any animal specimens or material for examination and to require any animal to be milked in his presence and to take samples of the milk and to require that the milk from any particular teat shall be kept separate and to take separate samples thereof.

(3) Every regulation under this section shall be made with the concurrence of the Minister for Agriculture.

(4) If any person acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any regulation made under this section such person 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 five pounds, and, in the case of a second or any subsequent offence under this section, to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, and, in either case, if the offence is a continuing one, to a further fine not exceeding forty shillings for each day during which the offence continues.

(5) An offence under this section may be prosecuted by or at the suit of the sanitary authority within whose sanitary district the offence was committed as prosecutor.