Abattoirs Act, 1988

Obligation on holder of licence to keep records.

59.—(1) The holder of any licence under this Act shall, in accordance with such directions as may be given by the Minister or by the local authority, keep full and detailed records of all animals slaughtered or handled in the premises to which the licence relates.

(2) All records required to be kept pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be preserved for the period of three years after the record was made and, in any case where the holder of the licence has issued the record to any other person and retained a copy thereof, such copy shall be preserved for the said period of three years.

(3) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the holder of a licence need not preserve a record where—

(a) the Minister has determined that such records are not required, or

(b) such records have been disposed of pursuant to section 305 of the Companies Act, 1963 .

(4) Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence.