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Dairies and Dairy Produce Act, 1929 (Chapter 230)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 31 Dec 1996.

Zambia

Dairies and Dairy Produce Act, 1929

Chapter 230

  • Commenced on 13 February 1931

  • [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]


[16 of 1929; 60 of 1963; 22 of 1972; 13 of 1994; Government Notices 126 of 1964; 497 of 1964]An Act to make provision for the registration and control of dairies and dairy produce in Zambia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Dairies and Dairy Produce Act.

2. Regulations

The Minister may, by statutory instrument, make regulations for Zambia, or any part thereof, not inconsistent with this Act, for all or any of the following purposes:

(a)prescribing the qualifications, powers and duties of inspectors and other persons designated to exercise powers and perform duties under this Act;
(b)prescribing the manner in which premises, numbers and marks shall be registered under this Act;
(c)prescribing the manner of branding or marking articles intended for or wrappers on packages containing dairy produce;
(d)prescribing the forms of application, registration, certificates, marks, certificates of analysis or examination, reports, notices, registers and of all other documents whatever to be used for the purposes of this Act;
(e)prescribing the conditions upon which and the manner in which samples shall be taken for purposes of inspection, analysis or examination under this Act, and the mode of dealing with or disposing of such samples;
(f)prescribing the manner of aerating and cooling dairy produce;
(g)[Repealed by No. 22 of 1972]
(h)prescribing the manner of disposing of condemned dairy produce;
(i)prescribing the manner in which the grading and testing of dairy produce and the examination of candidates for certificates in grading and testing such produce shall be carried out;
(j)prescribing the patterns and standards of receptacles used in testing milk and cream, and the testing of thermometers and glassware;
(k)[Repealed by No. 22 of 1972]
(l)prescribing the charges which may be made for any grading or testing under this Act.

[As amended by G.N. No. 126 of 1964 and No. 22 of 1972]

3. Penalty

Any person who shall contravene or aid or abet the contravention of any regulation made under this Act, or of any order issued under any such regulation, or who shall wilfully obstruct or resist the lawful exercise of any of the powers conferred by this Act or any regulation made thereunder, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding three hundred penalty units, or, in default of payment, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding six months.[As amended by Act No. 13 of 1994]