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PFA-Act & Rules

PFA-Act & Rules

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The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act & Rules(as on 1.10.2004)
 
 
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CONTENTS
PRELIMINARYSECTIONPAGE
1.Short title, extent and commencement12.Definitions12-ARule of construction10
CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR FOOD STANDARDS ANDCENTRAL FOOD LABORATORY
3.The Cental Committee for Food Standards123-AAppointement of Secretary and other staff144.Central Food Laboratory14
GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO FOOD
5.Prohibition of import of certain articles of food146.Application of law relating to sea customs andpowers of Customs Officers157.Prohibiton of manufacture, sale etc., of certainarticles of food15
ANALYSIS OF FOOD
8.Public Analysts189.Food Inspectors1910.Powers of Food Inspectors1911.Procedure to be followed by Food Inspectors2312.Purchaser may have food analysed2813.Report of public analyst29
MISCELLANEOUSSECTIONPAGE
14.Manufacturers, distributors and dealers to givewarranty3514-AVendor to disclose the name, etc, of the person fromwhom the article of food was purchased3615.Notification of food poisoning3616.Penalties3616-APower of Court to try cases summarily3917.Offences by companies4318.Forfeiture of property4519.Defences which may or may not be allowed inprosecutions under this Act4620.Cognizance and trial of offences4720-APower of Court to implead manufacturer, etc.5320-AAApplication of the Probation of Offenders Act,1958 and Section 360 of the Code of CriminalProcedure 1973.5421.Magistrates power to impose enhanced penalties5422.Protection of action taken in good faith5422-APower of Central Government to give directions5423.Power of Central Government to make rules5524.Power of the State Government to make rules5825.Repeal and saving59
THE PREVENTION OF FOODADULTERATION RULES, 1955
 Part I 
PRELIMINARY
RULEPAGE
1.Short title, extent and commencement602.Definitions60vi
 
Part II 
THE CENTRAL FOOD LABORATORY
3.Functions614.Analysis of food samples65
Part III 
DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS OF QUALITY
5.Definition and standards of quality66 &Appendix B
Part IV 
PUBLIC ANALYSTS AND FOOD INSPECTORS
6.Qualifications of Public Analyst667.Duties of Public Analyst688.Qualification of Food Inspector699.Duties of Food Inspector709-ASending of Sample by Local (Health) Authority729-BLocal (Health) authority to send report to personconcerned7210.Forms of order not to dispose of stock andof bond7311.Forms of receipt for food seized by a FoodInspector7312.Notice of intention to take sample for analysis7312-AWarranty7412-BForm of nomination of Director or Manager andhis consent, under Section 177412-CVendor to disclose name and address of DirectorManager in certain circumstances7413.Power of Food Inspector to deal with carrierof disease handling food74vii
Part V 
SEALING, FASTENING AND DESPATCH OF SAMPLES
14.Manner of sending samples for analysis7515.Bottles or containers to be labelled and addressed7616.Manner of packing and sealing the samples7617.Manner of despatching containers of samples7718.Memorandum and impression of seal to be sentseparately7819.Addition of preservatives to samples7820.Preservative in respect of milk, cream, dahi,Khoa, Khoa based and paneer based sweets suchas Kalakund and barfi, chutney and preparedfoods, gur, prepared coffee and prepared tea.7921.Nature and quantity of the perservative to benoted on the label7922.Quantity of sample to be sent to the PublicAnalyst7922-AContents of one or more similar sealedcontainers having identical labels to constitutethe quantity of food sample8122-BQuantity of samples sent to be considered assufficient8222-CQuantity of samples of food packaging materialto be sent to be public analyst82
Part VI 
COLOURING MATTER
23.Unauthorised addition of colouring matterprohibited8224.Extraneous addition of colouring matter to bementioned on the label8225.Use of caramel permitted (deleted, w.e.f. 25.12.2004)83viii

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