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Food Act 1984

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Food Generally

    1. Composition and labelling of food

      1. 1.Offences as to preparation and sale of injurious foods

      2. 2.General protection for purchasers of food

      3. 3.Defences in proceedings under s.2

      4. 4.Regulations as to composition of food etc

      5. 5.Ministers' power to obtain particulars of ingredients

      6. 6.Food falsely described

      7. 7.Regulations as to describing food

    2. Food unfit for human consumption

      1. 8.Sale etc. of unfit food

      2. 9.Examination and seizure of suspected food

      3. 10.Food as prizes etc

      4. 11.Food in transit

      5. 12.Products of knackers' yards

    3. Hygiene

      1. 13.Regulations as to food hygiene

      2. 14.Court's power to disqualify caterer

      3. 15.Byelaws as to food

    4. Registration of premises and licensing of vehicles

      1. 16.Registration: ice-cream, sausages etc

      2. 17.Extension of s. 16 to other businesses

      3. 18.Application for registration

      4. 19.Refusal or cancellation of registration

      5. 20.Regulations for licensing vehicles, stalls etc

    5. Control of food premises

      1. 21.Closure order

      2. 22.Emergency order

      3. 23.Compensation

      4. 24.Appeals

      5. 25.Offences against food premises control

      6. 26.Ships

    6. Ice-cream, horseflesh and shellfish

      1. 27.Sale of ice-cream from stalls etc

      2. 28.Prevention of spread of disease by ice-cream

      3. 29.Sale of horseflesh

      4. 30.Cleansing of shellfish

    7. Food poisoning

      1. 31.Inspection and control of infected food

  3. Part II Milk, Dairies and Cream Substitutes

    1. Milk and dairies

      1. 32.Meaning of "dairy", "dairy farm" etc

      2. 33.Milk and Dairies Regulations

      3. 34.Registration

      4. 35.Sale of milk from diseased cows

      5. 36.Adulteration

      6. 37.Appointment of veterinary inspectors

    2. Special designations of milk, and their use

      1. 38.Milk (Special Designation) Regulations

      2. 39.Restrictions

    3. Compulsory use of special designations in specified areas, and licences for specified areas

      1. 40.Special designations: retail sales

      2. 41.Special designations: catering

      3. 42.Special designations: exemption

      4. 43.Specified areas

      5. 44.Milk processing facilities

      6. 45.Breach of retailer's licence

      7. 46.Restriction on liability under s.45

      8. 47.Interpretation of ss.39 to 46

    4. Cream substitutes

      1. 48.Misuse of designation "cream"

      2. 49.Reconstituted cream

  4. Part III Markets

    1. 50.Establishment or acquisition

    2. 51.Power to sell to local authority

    3. 52.Market days and hours

    4. 53.Charges

    5. 54.Time for payment of charges

    6. 55.Recovery of charges

    7. 56.Prohibited sales in market hours

    8. 57.Weighing machines and scales

    9. 58.Weighing of articles

    10. 59.Information for market officer

    11. 60.Market byelaws

    12. 61.Interpretation of Part III, and exclusion of City of London

  5. Part IV Sale of Food by Hawkers

    1. 62.Application of Part IV

    2. 63.Public notice of application of Part IV

    3. 64.Registration of food hawkers, and their premises

    4. 65.Contravention of s.64, and defence

    5. 66.Application for registration

    6. 67.Interpretation of Part IV, and exemptions

  6. Part V Sugar Beet and Cold Storage

    1. Ministerial functions as to sugar beet

      1. 68.Research and education

      2. 69.Crop price

    2. Cold storage

      1. 70.Provision of cold storage

  7. Part VI Administration, Enforcement and Legal Proceedings

    1. Administration

      1. 71.Food and drugs authorities

      2. 72.Local authorities for purposes of this Act

      3. 73.Meaning of "authorised officer"

      4. 74.Duty to enforce

      5. 75.Joint boards

    2. Sampling and analysis

      1. 76.Public analysts

      2. 77.Facilities for examination

      3. 78.Powers of sampling

      4. 79.Right to have samples analysed

      5. 80.Samples taken for analysis

      6. 81.Sampling of milk

      7. 82.Sampling powers of Minister's inspectors

      8. 83.Minister's power of direction

      9. 84.Where division not practicable

      10. 85.Examination of food not for sale

      11. 86.Quarterly reports of analysts

    3. Enforcement

      1. 87.Power to enter premises

      2. 88.Additional power of entry

      3. 89.Powers of entry of Ministers' officers

      4. 90.Movement of imported food

      5. 91.Obstruction

    4. Legal proceedings

      1. 92.Offences triable either way

      2. 93.Summary offences

      3. 94.Offences by corporations

      4. 95.Prosecutions

      5. 96.Proceedings by Government departments and councils

      6. 97.Evidence of analysis

      7. 98.Presumptions

      8. 99.Analysis by Government Chemist

      9. 100.Contravention due to another's default

      10. 101.Contravention in Scotland or Northern Ireland

      11. 102.Warranty pleaded as defence

      12. 103.Offences as to warranties and analysis certificates

    5. Appeals

      1. 104.Appeals to magistrates' courts

      2. 105.Further appeal to Crown Court

      3. 106.Effect of court's decision

      4. 107.Carrying on business pending appeal

    6. Compensation and arbitration

      1. 108.Disputes as to compensation under Part I

      2. 109.Arbitration

  8. Part VII General and Supplemental

    1. Acquisition of land, and order to permit works

      1. 110.Compulsory purchase of land

      2. 111.Order to occupier to permit works

    2. Inquiries, and default

      1. 112.Local inquiries

      2. 113.Default: local authorities etc

      3. 114.Default: food and drugs authorities

      4. 115.Expenses under ss.113 and 114

    3. Protection

      1. 116.Officer acting in good faith

      2. 117.Liability to rates no disqualification

    4. Subordinate legislation

      1. 118.Certain regulations and orders

      2. 119.Community provisions

      3. 120.Statutory instruments

      4. 121.Byelaws

    5. Notices, forms and continuances

      1. 122.Notices

      2. 123.Power to prescribe documents

      3. 124.Authentication

      4. 125.Service

      5. 126.Continuances on death

    6. Expenses and receipts

      1. 127.Meat inspection expenses

      2. 128.Receipts under s.44

      3. 129.County council expenses

      4. 130.Sampling officer's expenses

    7. Interpretation and operation

      1. 131.Interpretation: "food"

      2. 132.Interpretation: further provision

      3. 133.Application to Crown

      4. 134.Transitional and saving provisions, amendments and repeals

      5. 135.Northern. Ireland

      6. 136.Citation, extent and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Diseases to which section 28(1) applies

    2. Schedule 2

      Refusal and cancellation of registration of dairymen, dairy farms and dairy farmers

    3. Schedule 3

      Diseases of cows to which section 35 applies

    4. Schedule 4

      Licences to use special designations

    5. Schedule 5

      Conditions to which section 45 applies

    6. Schedule 6

      Provisions of this Act to be enforced by particular authorities

    7. Schedule 7

      Sampling

    8. Schedule 8

      Government Departments specially authorised to institute proceedings for offences

    9. Schedule 9

      Transitional and saving provisions

    10. Schedule 10

      Consequential amendments

    11. Schedule 11

      Repeals and revocations

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