Milk and Dairies Act, 1935

Prohibition of sale of contaminated, etc., milk.

59.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person to sell or expose or offer for sale any milk which is contaminated or dirty.

(2) Any person who acts in contravention of 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 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 or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(3) Any milk which has an offensive taste or smell or which, on being tested in any prescribed manner, is found to contain visible offensive matter, or bacteria to a number per unit volume greater than the prescribed number, shall be deemed for the purposes of this section to be contaminated.

(4) An offence under this section may be prosecuted by the sanitary authority within whose sanitary district the milk is sold or exposed or offered for sale.