The Pure Food Ordinance, 1959 (East Pakistan Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. LXVIII Of 1959 )

এই আইনটি নিরাপদ খাদ্য আইন, ২০১৩ (২০১৩ সনের ৪৩ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

1An Ordinance to provide for the better control of the manufacture and sale of food for human consumption.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the better control of the manufacture and sale of food for human consumption;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Presidential Proclamation of the seventh day of October, 1958, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of East Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance, namely:-



1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. [Repealed]

3. Definitions

4. Appointment of public analysts

4A. National Food Safety Advisory Council

5. Power of Government to determine by rules to provide for normal constituents of articles of food and deficiencies or additions rendering such articles adulterated

6. Prohibition of manufacture or sale of food not of proper nature, substance or quality

6A. Prohibition of sale or use of poisonous or dangerous chemicals, intoxicated food colour, etc.

7. Prohibition of manufacture or sale of food not of proper standard of purity

8. Standard of purity of milk or skimmed milk or condensed milk or sterilised milk or desiccated milk

9. Standard of purity of butter

10. Standard of purity of ghee

11. Standard of purity of wheat flour

12. Standard of purity of mustard or any other rape seed oil

13. Standard of purity of any other article of food

14. Prohibition of manufacture or sale of anything similar to or resembling an article of food

15. Absence of knowledge as to the character and composition of an article of food is no defence

16. Prohibition of keeping adulterants in places where food is manufactured or sold

17. Prohibition of sale of diseased animals and unwholesome food intended for human consumption

18. Prohibition of use of false labels

19. Prohibition of false advertisements

20. Conditions in which warranty may be pleaded as defence21. Registration of certain premises

21.Registration of certain premises

22. Special provision for sellers of ice-cream, aerated water, etc.

23. Prohibition of the keeping of bread-stuffs, etc., otherwise than in covered receptacles

24. Provisions relating to premises and part of premises used for manufacture and sale of food

25. Certain diseased person not to manufacture, sell or touch food

26. Bye-laws with respect to the handling, wrapping and delivery of food

27. Bye-laws with respect to dairies and milk supply

28. Right of purchaser to have article of food analysed or otherwise examined

29. Compulsory sale or surrender of samples of food for analysis or examination

30. Procedure for obtaining analysis or examination

31. Duty of public analyst to supply certificate of analysis

32. Power of Courts to direct analysis

33. Quarterly reports by local authorities and public analysts

34. Authorisation of persons and appointment of Inspectors

35. Right to enter premises

36. Production of books, vouchers and accounts

37. Power to seize food believed to be adulterated

38. Destruction of living things, etc., seized under section 37

39. Disposal of articles of food, ingredients, substances and containers seized

40. Institution of prosecution

41. Establishment of pure Food Court, its power and Jurisdiction

41A. Cognizance of Offences

41B. Place and Procedure of trial

41C. Appeal

42. Certain persons to be deemed to be public servants

43. Indemnity

44. Penalties

44A. Credit of fines Recovered

45. Award of costs

46. Power of Government to suspend performance of duties and exercise of powers by local authorities

47. Inconsistency or conflict of provisions of this Ordinance with provisions of other Acts

48. Bye-laws to be subject to confirmation by the Government

49. Power of Government to make rules