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5.—(1) The following provisions of the Act shall apply for the purposes of these Regulations with the modification that any reference in those provisions to the Act or Part thereof shall be construed for the purposes of these Regulations as a reference to these Regulations–
(a)section 2 (extended meaning of “sale” etc.);
(b)section 3 (presumption that food intended for human consumption);
(c)section 20 (offences due to fault of another person);
(d)section 21 (defence of due diligence) as it applies for the purposes of sections 8, 14 or 15 of the Act;
(e)section 22 (defence of publication in the course of a business);
(f)section 30(8) (which relates to documentary evidence);
(g)section 33 (obstruction etc. of officers);
(h)section 35(1) to (3) (punishment of offences), in so far as it relates to offences under section 33(1) and (2) as applied by sub-paragraph (g);
(i)section 36 (offences by bodies corporate);
(j)section 36A (offences by Scottish partnerships); and
(k)section 44 (protection of officers acting in good faith).
(2) Section 8(3) of the Act (which makes presumptions in the case of batches etc. of food) shall apply to food which it is an offence to sell under these Regulations as it applies to food which fails to comply with food safety requirements.
(3) Section 9 of the Act (inspection and seizure of suspected food) shall apply for the purposes of these Regulations as if food which it is an offence to sell under them is food which failed to comply with food safety requirements.
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