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The Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 1990

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 1990 and shall come into force on 1st January 1991.

(2) In these Regulations–

“the Act” means the Food Safety Act 1990;

“owner” means–


in the case of goods in transit, the consignor (or, if he does not have an address in Great Britain, the consignee);


in the case of goods from a vending machine–


if the machine is marked with the name and address of its owner, and that address is in Great Britain, that person;


in any other case, the occupier of the premises on which the machine stands or to which it is affixed;


in any other case, the person appearing to the authorised officer to be the owner of the sample when he procured it;

“qualified” means qualified for the purposes of the Act.

(3) In these Regulations, any reference to a numbered regulation or Schedule is a reference to the regulation or Schedule so numbered in these Regulations.

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