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THE PURE FOOD ORDINANCE, 1959

(EAST PAKISTAN ORDINANCE NO. LXVIII OF 1959).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 14th October, 1959  
  
 
এই আইনটি নিরাপদ খাদ্য আইন, ২০১৩ (২০১৩ সনের ৪৩ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।
     1 An 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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
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 [Repealed]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
CHAPTER II
MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF FOOD
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
CHAPTER III
ANALYSIS OF FOOD
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
CHAPTER IV
INSPECTION AND SEIZURE OF FOOD
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
CHAPTER V
MISCELLANEOUS
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
SCHEDULE
 
 

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