Search Legislation

The Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 1990

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

More Resources

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Procedure where a sample is to be analysed

6.—(1) An authorised officer who has procured a sample under section 29 of the Act and who considers that it should be analysed shall (subject to paragraph (4) below) forthwith divide the sample into three parts.

(2) If the sample consists of sealed containers and opening them would, in the opinion of the authorised officer, impede a proper analysis, the authorised officer shall divide the sample into parts by putting the containers into three lots, and each lot shall be treated as being a part.

(3) The authorised officer shall–

(a)if necessary place each part in a suitable container and seal each container;

(b)mark each part or container;

(c)as soon as it is reasonably practicable to do so, give one to the owner and give him notice that the sample will be analysed;

(d)submit one for analysis; and

(e)retain one for future submission under regulation 7.

(4) If the authorised officer is of the opinion that division of the sample into parts is either not reasonably practicable or likely to impede a proper analysis, he shall as soon as it is reasonably practicable to do so give to the owner notice that it will be analysed and shall submit it for analysis.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources