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Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954

(Act No. 37 of 1954)

Contents
Sections Particulars
Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Central Committee For Food Standards And Central Food Laboratory
3 The Central Committee for Food Standards
3A Appointment of Secretary and other staff
4 Central Food Laboratory
General Provisions As To Food
5 Prohibition of import of certain articles of food
6 Application of law relating to sea customs and powers of customs officers
7 Prohibitions of manufacture, sale, etc. of certain articles of food
Analysis Of Food
8 Public Analysts
9 Food Inspectors
10 Powers of Food Inspector
11 Procedure to be followed by Food Inspectors
12 Purchase may have food analyzed
13 Report of Public Analyst
Miscellaneous
14 Manufacturers, distributors and dealers to give warrant
14A Vendor to disclose the name, etc. of the person from whom the article Of 'food was purchased
15 Notification of food poisoning
16 Penalties
16A Power of Court to try cases summarily
17 Offences by companies
18 Forfeiture of property
19 Defenses which may or may not be allowed in prosecutions under this Act
20 Cognizance and trial of offences
20A Power of Court to impaled manufacturers, etc.
20AA Application of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 and Sec. 360 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
21 Magistrate's power to impose enhanced penalties
22 Protection of action taken in good faith
22A Power of Central Government to give directions
23 Power of the Central Government to make rules
24 Power of the State Government to make rules
25 Repeal and saving

(Act No. 37 of 1954)

[29th September 1954]

An Act to make provision for the prevention of adulteration of food

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifth Year of the Republic, of India as follow:



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