Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Amendment Bill (B 35D-2005)

1st January 2005

To amend the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972, so as to amend certain definitions and insert new definitions; to authorize medical practitioners, environmental health practitioners and veterinarians to administer the Act; to increase the deposit required for further analysis or examination of a sample; to amplify the Minister’s powers to regulate the handling, importation and exportation of foodstuffs, the removal, detention and destruction of food-producing animals or foodstuffs, the inspection of food-producing animals, the medical examination of food handlers and the water used for food processing; to further regulate mollusc farming and fish farming; to omit the provision in respect of secrecy; to simplify the provisions relating to penalties; and to provide for the delegation of power by the Director-General; and to provide for matters connected therewith.