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12. An authorised officer of an enforcement authority may —
(a)purchase a sample of any food, or any substance capable of being used in the preparation of food;
(b)take a sample of any food, or any such substance, which —
(i)appears to him to be intended for placing on the market or to have been placed on the market, for human consumption, or
(ii)is found by him on or in any premises which he is authorised to enter by or under regulation 14;
(c)take a sample from any food source, or a sample of any contact material, which is found by him on or in any such premises; and
(d)take a sample of any article or substance which is found by him on or in any such premises and which he has reason to believe may be required as evidence in proceedings under any of the provisions of these Regulations.
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