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The Food (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Power of Department to have foods analysed and examined

43.—(1) In relation to any matter appearing to the Department to affect the general interests of consumers, the Department may direct an officer of the Department authorised in writing to procure samples of any food specified in that authorisation, and thereupon the officer shall have all the powers of a sampling officer, and this Order shall apply as if he were a sampling officer.

(2) In relation to any matter appearing to the Department of Agriculture to affect the general interests of consumers of cream or ice-cream, that Department may exercise the powers conferred upon the Department by paragraph (1), and the provisions of this Order shall have effect accordingly.

(3) Any fee payable for the analysis of a sample procured in accordance with the provisions of this Article shall be payable by the Department or, as the case may be, the Department of Agriculture, out of moneys appropriated by Measure.

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