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Food Act 1984

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73Meaning of "authorised officer"

(1)"Authorised officer", where used in this Act in relation to a council—

(a)means an officer of the council authorised by them in writing, either generally or specially, to act in matters of any specified kind or in any specified matter ; and

(b)for the purposes of any provision of this Act relating to the taking of samples, includes a police constable so authorised with the approval of the police authority concerned.

(2)No officer of a council shall be authorised under this Act to act in relation to the examination and seizure of meat unless he is a person having such qualifications as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Ministers.

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