FOOD CONTROL (POSSESSION) act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by producers.

3. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by wholesale dealers.

4. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by retail dealers.

5. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by consumers.

6. Maximum quantity.

7. Permits.

8. Appointment of officers and servants.

9. Regulations.

10. Offences.

11. Punishment of offences.

12. Offences by corporations and firms.

13. Offences to be cognizable offences.

14. The Food Controller and authorised officers to be peace officers.

15. Amendment of the Schedule.

16. Exemptions.

17. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

14 of 1956,

5 of 1957.

AN ACT to control the possession of certain articles of food.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd February, 1956]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Control of the Possession of Food Act.

2. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by producers.

On or after the appointed date no producer of any scheduled article of food in any area shall, except under the authority of a permit issued by the Food Controller, have in his possession or under his control in that area a quantity of that article in excess of the maximum quantity of that article allowed to a producer of that article in that area.

3. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by wholesale dealers.

On or after the appointed date no wholesale dealer in any area shall, except under the authority of a permit issued by the Food Controller, have in his possession or under his control in that area a quantity of a scheduled article of food in excess of the maximum quantity of that article allowed to a wholesale dealer in that area.

4. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by retail dealers.

On or after the appointed date no retail dealer in any area shall, except under the authority of a permit issued by the Food Controller, have in his possession or under his control in that area a quantity of a scheduled article of food in excess of the maximum quantity of that article allowed to a retail dealer in that area.

5. Control of the possession of scheduled articles of food by consumers.

(1) On or after the appointed date no person in any area shall, except under the authority of a permit issued by the Food Controller, have in his possession or under his control in that area, otherwise than as a producer, wholesale dealer or retail dealer, a quantity of a scheduled article of food in excess of the maximum quantity of that article allowed to a consumer in that area.

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