PROCESSED FOOD ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

 

General requirements in relation to Processed Food

   3   Registration of establishments

   4   Inspection of registered establishments

   5   Food used or produced in an establishment to be wholesome

   6   Prescribed food to be packed in prescribed containers

   7   Prescribed food to be correctly labelled and packed

   8   Prescribed food to be certified as being fit before being exported or sold

 

Administration and Enforcement

   9   Appointment of officers-administration expenses

   10   Powers and duties of inspectors

   11   Analysis and report

   12   Powers of Minister

   13   Power of Minister to make regulations

   14   Procedure with respect to regulations relating to standards for processed food for export or sale

 

Offences, Penalties and Jurisdiction

   15   Offences

   16   Institution of prosecutions

   17   Penalties in regulations

 

Evidence

   18   Unwholesome food deemed to be for use or for export or for sale until the contrary is proved

   19   Possession of adulterating substances

   20   Name of manufacturer

   21   Certificates of analysis

   22   Copies of records

 

THE PROCESSED FOOD ACT

[Date of Commencement: 15th October, 1959]

Laws
32 of 1955,
63 of 1960.

Acts
21 of 1963,
57 of 1968,
2 of 2012.

Preliminary

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Processed Food Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "analyst" means an analyst appointed under section 9;

   "article to which this Act applies" includes-

   (a)   any prescribed food;

   (b)   anything used for the manufacture, preparation, processing, packing, storing or keeping of any such food; and

   (c)   any labelling or advertising material;

   "can" means any hermetically sealed container and "canned" shall be construed accordingly;

   "container" includes any can or other receptacle used for packing any prescribed food or containing such food;

   "establishment" means any place in which any prescribed food is manufactured or processed for export or for sale:

[21/1963 s 2.]

   "food" includes every article used for food or drink by man and every ingredient intended for mixing with the food or drink of man for any purpose;

   "insanitary conditions" means such conditions or circumstances as might contaminate a food with dirt or filth or render the same injurious to health;

   "inspector" means an inspector appointed under section 9;

   "label", with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, includes any legend, word or mark attached to, included in, belonging to, or accompanying any prescribed food or the container of such food;

   "pack" means to put into a container;

   "prescribed flood" means any food that is manufactured or processed for export or for sale and for which grades or standards have been prescribed under section 13;

[21/1963 s 2.]

   "processed" means preheated, cooked, canned, preserved, condensed, evaporated, fermented, distilled, carbonated, dehydrated, milled, frozen or otherwise processed;

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