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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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CXXXIThe Inspector of Nuisances, the Officer of Health, or any other Officer appointed by the Commissioners for that Purpose, may at all reasonable Times, with or without Assistants, enter into and inspect any Building or Place whatsoever within the said Limits kept or used for the Sale of Butchers Meat, or for slaughtering Cattle, and examine whether any Cattle, or the Carcase of any such Cattle, is deposited there, and in case such Officer shall find any Cattle, or the Carcase or Part of the Carcase of any Beast, which appears unfit for the Food of Man, he may seize and carry the same before a Justice, and such Justice shall forthwith order the same to be further inspected and examined by competent Persons ; and in case upon such Inspection and Examination, such Cattle, Carcase, or Part of a Carcase be found to be unfit for the Food of Man, such Justice shall order the same to be immediately destroyed or otherwise disposed of in such Way as to prevent the same being exposed for Sale or used for the Food of Man; and, such Justice may adjudge the Person to whom such Cattle, Carcase, or Part of a Carcase belongs, or in whose Custody the same is found, to pay a Penalty not exceeding Ten Pounds for every such Animal or Carcase or Part of a Carcase so found; and the Owner or Occupier of any Building or Place kept or used for the Sale of Butchers Meat, or for slaughtering Cattle, and every other Person, who obstructs or hinders such Inspector or other Officer from entering into and inspecting the same, and examining, seizing, or carrying away any such Animal or Carcase or Part of a Carcase so appearing to be unfit for the Food of Man, shall be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds for each Offence.

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