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Section 7 – The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954

The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act,1954

Section 7. Prohibitions of manufacture, sale, etc. of certain articles of food

No person shall himself or by any person on his behalf manufacture for sale, or store, sell or distribute-

(i) Any adulterated food:

(ii) Any misbranded food.

(iii) Any article of food for the sale of which a licence is prescribed, except in accordance with the conditions or the licence;

(iv) Any article of food the sale of which is for the time being prohibited by the Food (Health) Authority 1[in the interest of public health;] 2[* * *]

(v) Any article of food in contravention of any other provision of this Act or of any rule made thereunder, 3[or]

1[(vi) Any adulterant.

Explanation–For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed to store any adulterated food or misbranded food or any article of food referred to in Cl. (iii) of- Cl. (iu) it he stores such food for the manufacture there from of any article of food for sale.]


1. Subs. by Act 49 of 1964. Sec. 4 for certain words {w.e.f. 1st March 1965).

2. The words “or” omitted by Act 34 of 1976, Sec. 6 {w.e.f. 1st April,1976).

3. Subs. by Act 49 of 1964.Sec. 5, for Secs. 8 and 9 (w.e. f. Ist March,1965).

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