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The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2010

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13.—(1) Any person who—

(a)contravenes the provisions of regulation 8, 10(3), (4), (6), (7) or (8) or 11(1) or (3);

(b)intentionally obstructs any person acting in the execution of Regulation 1935/2004, Regulation 2023/2006, Regulation 450/2009 or these Regulations or, without reasonable excuse, fails to provide any assistance or information that person may reasonably require; or

(c)in purported compliance with any requirement mentioned in sub-paragraph (b), knowingly or recklessly supplies information that is false or misleading in any material particular,

is guilty of an offence.

(2) Any person guilty of an offence under these Regulations is liable—

(a)in the case of an offence mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) or (c) or in regulation 4, 5 or 6—

(i)on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both, or

(ii)on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both; and

(b)in the case of an offence mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or both.

(3) Nothing in paragraph (1)(b) is to be construed as requiring any person to answer any question or give any information if to do so might incriminate him or her.

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