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

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Procedure where a sample is to be analysed

19.—(1) An authorised officer who has procured a sample under section 29 of the Act and who considers it ought to be analysed must 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 must divide the sample into parts by putting the containers into three lots, and each lot must be treated as being a part.

(3) The authorised officer is to—

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

(b)mark each part or container;

(c)as soon as is reasonably practicable, give one part to the owner and notify the owner in writing that the sample is to be analysed;

(d)submit one part for analysis in accordance with section 30 of the Act; and

(e)retain one part for future submission under regulation 20.

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