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Section 18 – The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954

The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954

Section 18. Forfeiture of property

Where any person has been convicted under this Act for the contravention of any of the provisions of this Act or of any rule there under, the article of food in respect of which the contravention has been committed may be forfeited to the Government.

1[Provided that where the Court is satisfied that the article of food is capable of being made to conform to prescribed standards for human consumption after reprocessing, the Court may order the article of food to be returned to the owner, on his executing a bond with or without sureties, or being sold, subject to the other provisions of this Act, after reprocessing under the supervision of such officer as may be specified therein.


1. Ins by Act 34 of 1976, Sec. 15 (w.e.f. 1st April 1976)

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