Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954
9. Food Inspectors. -
(1) The Central Government or the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such persons as it thinks fit, leaving the prescribed qualifications to be Food Inspectors for such local areas as may be assigned to them by the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be:
Provided that no person who has any financial interest in the manufacture import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Inspector under this section.
(2) Every Food Inspector shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of Sec. 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), and shall be officially subordinate to such authority as the Government appointing him, may specify in this behalf.