1(1)The provisions of this Schedule shall have effect where a person authorised in that behalf by an enforcement authority (in this Schedule referred to as a “sampling officer") obtains a sample of any substance or article—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)for the purpose of ascertaining whether there is or has been, in connection with that substance or article, any contravention of any provisions of this Act or of any regulations or order made thereunder which, by or under any provisions of sections 108 to 110 of this Act, that authority (in this Schedule referred to as “”) is required or empowered to enforce, or
(b)otherwise for any purpose connected with the performance by that authority of their functions under this Act or under any such regulations or order,
and the sampling officer obtains the sample by purchase or in the exercise of any power conferred by section 112 of this Act.
(2)In this Schedule “public analyst”, [F1except in relation to Northern Ireland, has the meaning assigned to it by section 27 of the Food Safety Act 1990], and in relation to Northern Ireland has the meaning assigned to it by [F2Article 27(1) of the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991].
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