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Food Standards Act 1999

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13Power to request information relating to enforcement action

(1)For the purpose of carrying out its function under section 12 in relation to any enforcement authority the Agency may require a person mentioned in subsection (2)—

(a)to provide the Agency with any information which it has reasonable cause to believe that person is able to give, or

(b)to make available to the Agency for inspection any records which it has reasonable cause to believe are held by that person or otherwise within his control (and, if they are kept in computerised form, to make them available in a legible form).

(2)A requirement under subsection (1) may be imposed on—

(a)the enforcement authority or any member, officer or employee of the authority, or

(b)a person subject to any duty under relevant legislation (being a duty enforceable by an enforcement authority) or any officer or employee of such a person.

(3)The Agency may copy any records made available to it in pursuance of a requirement under subsection (1)(b).

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