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Food Standards Act 1999

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35(1)Article 31 (analysis, etc. of samples by authorised officer of the Department of Agriculture) shall be amended as follows.

(2)After paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(1A)An authorised officer of the Food Standards Agency who has procured a sample under Article 29 may—

(a)if he considers that the sample should be analysed by a public analyst or a food analyst, submit it to be so analysed;

(b)if he considers that the sample should be examined by a food examiner, submit it to be so examined,

and for the purposes of this paragraph references in Article 27(1) and (6) to functions conferred on district councils or to the functions of the Department of Agriculture include references to functions of the Food Standards Agency..

(3)In paragraph (2), after the words “paragraph (1)” (in the first place they occur) there shall be inserted the words “or (1A)”.

(4)In paragraph (3)—

(a)in the definition of “the requisite qualifications”, for the words “Department of Agriculture” there shall be substituted the word “Department”; and

(b)in the definition of “sample”, after the words “Department of Agriculture” there shall be inserted the words “or the Food Standards Agency”.

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