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The Food (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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55.—(1) For the purposes of this Order and any regulations or byelaws made under it—

(a)any article commonly used for human consumption shall, if sold or offered, exposed or kept for sale, be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to have been sold, or, as the case may be to have been intended for sale, for human consumption;

(b)any article commonly used for human consumption which is found on premises or on any vehicle, stall or place other than premises used for the preparation, storage, or sale of that article shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to be intended for sale for human consumption;

(c)any article commonly used for the manufacture of products for human consumption which is found on premises or on any vehicle, stall or place other than premises used for the preparation, storage, or sale of those products shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, to be intended for manufacturing products for sale for human consumption;

(d)any substance capable of being used in the composition or preparation of any article commonly used for human consumption which is found on premises or on any vehicle, stall or place other than premises on which that article is prepared shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to be intended for such use.

(2) The Department may make regulations for determining what deficiency in any of the normal constituents of milk, or what proportion of water, in a sample shall for the purposes of this Order raise a presumption, until the contrary is proved, that the article sampled is not genuine milk.

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