Health Act, 1947

Enforcement of regulations under Part V, etc.

59.—Regulations under this Part of this Act may provide for all or any of the following matters—

(a) the enforcement and execution of the regulations by

(i) officers of the Minister,

(ii) health authorities,

(iii) officers of local authorities with the consent, where the Minister is not the appropriate Minister for the purposes of Part II of the Local Government Act, 1941 (No. 23 of 1941), in relation to a particular office, of the appropriate Minister for the said purposes in relation to a particular office,

(iv) officers of Customs and Excise with the consent of the Minister for Finance,

(v) officers of the Minister for Agriculture with the consent of that Minister,

(b) the empowering of specified persons or persons of a specified class (being authorised officers for the purposes of Part IX of this Act or members of the Garda Síochána exercising the powers conferred by Part IX of this Act) to seize and remove and to detain, to destroy or to have otherwise suitably disposed of—

(i) articles of food intended for human consumption,

(ii) living animals intended for such food, or

(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 or which do not comply with the regulations,

(c) the keeping of records by persons engaged in the manufacture, preparation, importation, storage, distribution or sale of food and the production of such records for inspection by officers concerned in the enforcement or execution of the regulations.