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Food (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 38: Effect of fixed penalty notice on criminal proceedings

48.Criminal proceedings for a relevant offence cannot be initiated if a fixed penalty notice has been issued and is still in force. If the person to whom the notice is issued makes payment in accordance with the notice then that person may not be convicted of a relevant offence in respect of the relevant act or omission.

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