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Marketing of Eggs Act (Northern Ireland) 1957

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N.I.Preservation of Eggs and Preparation of Liquid Egg

10Registration of premises where eggs are preserved or rendered liquid.N.I.

(1)All premises used or intended to be used by way of trade or for purposes of gain for the preserving, cold-storage, chemical-storage or pickling of eggs, or the preparation of liquid egg, shall be registered by the owner or occupier thereof from time to time in such manner as may be prescribed, and no such owner or occupier shall carry on the preserving, cold-storage, chemical-storage or pickling of eggs or the preparation of liquid egg on premises not duly registered.

(2)The Ministry may make such rules as appear to the Ministry to be necessary for prescribing the requirements to be observed in the preparation of liquid egg in any premises registered for that purpose under sub-section (1) and any person who fails to comply with such requirements shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Ss. 11, 12 rep. by 1984 NI 2

13Marking of egg packages and description of eggs.N.I.

(1)Every person dealing in preserved, cold-stored, chemically-stored or pickled eggs, whether by wholesale or retail, and whether as importer, consignor, consignee or commission agent or otherwise, shall mark in such manner as may be prescribed every package whether open or closed, containing any such eggs.

(2)A person shall not, contrary to the provisions of sub-section (1), deal in, sell, expose or offer for sale or have in his possession for the purposes of sale, any preserved, cold-stored, chemically-stored or pickled eggs.

(3)A warranty or invoice shall be available as a defence in a prosecution for an offence against this section in relation to the sale of any such eggs as aforesaid, in any case where a warranty or invoice would be so available if the prosecution had been taken under the Sale of Food and Drugs Acts in respect of the sale of an article of food, …F1.

F1SLR 1973

F213ACold storage of eggs.N.I.

For the purposes of sections ten,F3... thirteen and seventeen—

(a)eggs shall not be treated as being kept in cold storage in any premises unless the temperature at which they are kept there is artificially reduced to below[F3 eight degrees celsius]F3;

(b)premises shall not be treated as being used by way of trade or for purposes of gain for the cold storage of eggs by reason only that eggs intended to be sold in the course of a retail trade carried on there are kept there in cold storage in the ordinary course of that trade.]

Ss. 14,15 rep. by SRO (NI) 1973/23

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