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Sale of Food and Drugs Act 1875

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Repeal of statutes

  3. 2.Interpretation of words

  4. Description of Offences

    1. 3.Prohibition of the mixing of injurious ingredients, and of selling the same

    2. 4.Prohibition of the mixing of drags with injurious ingredients, and of selling the same

    3. 5.Exemption in case of proof of absence of knowledge

    4. 6.Prohibition of the sale of articles of food and of drugs not of the proper nature, substance, and quality

    5. 7.Provision for the sale of compounded articles of food and compounded drugs

    6. 8.Protection from offences by giving of label

    7. 9.Prohibition of the abstraction of any part of an article of food before sale, and selling without notice

  5. Appointment and Duties of Analysts, and Proceedings to obtain Analysis

    1. 10.Appointment of analysts

    2. 11.Town council of a borough may engage the analyst of another borough or of the county

    3. 12.Power to purchaser of an article of food to have it analysed

    4. 13.Officer named to obtain a sample of food or drug to submit to analyst

    5. 14.Provision for dealing with the sample when purchased

    6. 15.Provision when sample is not divided

    7. 16.Provision for sending article to the analyst through the post office

    8. 17.Person refusing to sell any article to any officer liable to penalty

    9. 18.Form of the certificate

    10. 19.Quarterly report of the analyst

  6. Proceedings against Offenders

    1. 20.Proceedings against offenders

    2. 21.Certificate of analyst prima facie evidence for the prosecution, but analyst to be called if required. Defendant and his wife may be examined

    3. 22.Power to justices to have articles of food and drug analysed

    4. 23.Appeal to quarter sessions

    5. 24.In any prosecution defendant to prove that he is protected by exception or provision

    6. 25.Defendant to be discharged if he prove that he bought the article in the same state as sold, and with a warranty. No costs except on issues proved against him

    7. 26.Application of penalties

    8. 27.Punishment for forging certificate or warranty; for wilful misapplication of warranty; for false warranty; for false label

    9. 28.Proceedings by indictment and contracts not to be affected

  7. Expenses of executing the Act

    1. 29.Expenses of executing Act

  8. Special Provision as to Tea

    1. 30.Tea to be examined by the Customs on importation

    2. 31.Interpretation of Act

    3. 32.Provision for the liberty of a cinque port

    4. 33.Application of the Act to Scotland

    5. 34.Interpretation of terms in application of Act to Ireland

    6. 35.Commencement of the Act

    7. 36.Title of the Act

    1. Schedule

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