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The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954

The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954






1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 The Central Committee for Food Standards
3A Appointment of Secretary and other staff
4 Central Food Laboratory
5 Prohibition of import of certain articles of food
6 Application of law relating to sea customs and powers of Customs Officers
7 Prohibitions of manufacture, sale, etc. of certain articles of food
8 Public Analysts
9 Food Inspectors
10 Powers of Food Inspectors
11 Procedure to be followed by Food Inspectors
12 Purchaser may have food analysed
13 Report of public analyst
14 Manufacturers, distributors, and dealers to give warranty
14A Vendor to disclose the name, etc. of the person from whom the article of food was purchased
15 Notification of food poisoning
16 Penalties
16A Power of Court to try cases summarily
17 Offences by companies
18 Forfeiture of property
19 Defences, which may or may not be allowed in prosecutions under this Act
20 Cognizance and trial of offences
20A Power of Court to implead manufacturers, etc
20AA Application of the Probation of Offenders Act,1958 and Sec. 360 of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973
21 Magistrate€™s power to impose enhanced penalties
22 Protection of action taken in good faith
22A Power of Central Government to give directions
23 Power of the Central Government to make rules
24 Power of the State Government to make rules
25 Repeal and saving


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