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Food Act 1984

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96Proceedings by Government departments and councils

(1)Without prejudice to their powers of enforcement under any provision of this Act—

(a)the authorities specified in the first column of Schedule 8 may, where they are of opinion that the general interests of consumers are affected, institute proceedings for any of the offences specified in relation to them respectively in the second column of that Schedule; but.

(b)except as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, proceedings shall not be instituted by any of those authorities for an offence against any such provisions of this Act, or of any regulations made under it, which it is the duty of any council to execute and enforce.

(2)A food and drugs authority or a local authority may institute proceedings under any section of, or any regulations made under, this Act if, and only if. they are the authority charged with its execution and enforcement, except that a local authority may institute proceedings under section 2 if the offence alleged relates to food which is alleged to contain some extraneous matter.

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