Health Act, 1947

Regulations for prevention of danger from food and drink.

54.—(1) The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister for Industry and Commerce and the Minister for Agriculture, make regulations providing for—

(a) the prevention of danger to the public health arising from the manufacture, preparation, importation, storage, distribution or exposure for sale of food intended for sale for human consumption,

(b) the prevention of contamination of food intended for sale for human consumption,

(c) the prohibition and prevention of the sale or offering or keeping for sale of

(i) articles of food intended for human consumption,

(ii) living animals intended for such food,

(iii) materials or articles used or intended for use in the preparation or manufacture of such food,

which are diseased, contaminated or otherwise unfit for human consumption.

(2) A person who contravenes a regulation under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding ten pounds for each day on which the offence is continued, or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine or fines and such imprisonment.