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The Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application to food offered as prizes, etc.

    4. 4.Presumptions that food intended for human consumption


    1. 5.Interpretation

    2. Food safety

      1. 6.Rendering food injurious to health

      2. Art. 7 rep. by SR 2004/505

      3. 8.Inspection and seizure of suspected food

      4. 9.Improvement notices

      5. 10.Prohibition orders

      6. 11.Emergency prohibition notices and orders

      7. 12.Emergency control orders

    3. Consumer protection

      1. 13.Selling food not of the nature or substance or quality demanded

      2. 14.Falsely describing or presenting food

    4. Regulations

      1. 15.Food safety and consumer protection

      2. 16.Enforcement of Community provisions

      3. 17.Special provisions for particular foods, etc.

      4. 18.Registration and licensing of food premises

    5. Defences, etc.

      1. 19.Offences due to fault of another person

      2. 20.Defence of due diligence

      3. 21.Defence of publication in the course of business

    6. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 22.Provision of food hygiene training

      2. 23.Provision of facilities for cleansing shellfish

      3. Art. 24 rep. by 1999 c.28

      4. 25.Regulations and orders: supplementary provisions


    1. Administration

      1. 26.Enforcement of this Order

      2. 27.Appointment of public and other analysts

      3. 28.Provision of facilities for examinations

    2. Sampling and analysis, etc.

      1. 29.Procurement of samples

      2. 30.Analysis, etc., of samples procured by authorised officer of a district council

      3. 31.Analysis, etc., of samples procured by authorised officer of the Department of Agriculture

      4. 32.Regulation of sampling and analysis, etc.

    3. Powers of entry and obstruction, etc.

      1. 33.Powers of entry

      2. 34.Obstruction, etc., of officers

    4. Offences

      1. 35.Time limit for prosecutions

      2. 36.Punishment of offences

    5. Appeals

      1. 37.Appeals

      2. 38.Appeals against improvement notices


    1. Powers of Department

      1. 39.Power to issue codes of practice

      2. 40.Power to require returns

      3. 41.Default powers

    2. Protective provisions

      1. 42.Continuance of registration or licence on death

      2. 43.Protection of public analyst acting in good faith

    3. Financial provisions

      1. 44.Regulations as to charges

      2. 45.Expenses of authorised officers

      3. Art. 46 rep. by 1996 NI 12

    4. Supplemental

      1. 47.Regulations and orders

      2. 48.Form and authentication of documents

      3. 49.Application to Crown

      4. 50.Water supply

      5. 51.Amendments, transitional provisions, savings and repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. Composition of food

        1. 1.Provision for prohibiting or regulating— (a) the sale, possession for...

      2. Fitness, etc., of food

        1. 2.(1) Provision for prohibiting— (a) the sale for human consumption;...

        2. 3.(1) Provision for regulating generally the treatment and disposal of...

      3. Processing and treatment of food

        1. 4.Provision for the following, namely— (a) for the giving by...

      4. Food hygiene

        1. 5.(1) Provision for imposing requirements as to—

        2. 6.(1) Provision for imposing responsibility for compliance with any requirements...

      5. Production of food sources

        1. 6A.Provision for prohibiting or regulating— (a) the possession, sale or...

      6. Inspection, etc., of food sources

        1. 7.(1) Provision for securing the inspection of food sources by...

      1. Schedule 2—Amendments

    2. SCHEDULE 3


      1. Interpretation In this Schedule— “the appointed day” for the purposes of...

        1. Interpretation

          1. 1.In this Schedule— “the appointed day” for the purposes of...

        2. Regulations under the 1989 Order

          1. 2.Any existing regulations made, or having effect as if made,...

        3. Regulations with respect to milk

          1. 3.(1) Any existing regulations made under Article 9 of the...

        4. Disqualification orders

          1. 4.The repeal by this Order of Article 16 of the...

        5. Para. 5 rep. by 1999 c. 28

        6. Closure orders

          1. 6.The repeal by this Order of Article 22 of the...

        7. Saving

          1. 7.The provisions of this Schedule have effect without prejudice to...

      1. Schedule 4—Repeals

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