The Food Safety Bill, 2019

Parliamentary Period: 
Third Session of the Twelfth Assembly

The objects of this Bill are to—

(a) provide for the protection of the public against health hazards and fraud in the manufacture, sale and use of food;

(b) provide for a streamlined process for regulatory clearances for regulatory health requirements for food premises;

(c) establish the Food Safety Coordinating Committee and provide for its functions and powers;

(d) provide for health inspection reports and report notices

; (e) establish the National Food Laboratory;

(f) repeal the Food and Drugs Act, 1972 and sections 79 and 83 of the Public Health Act, 1972; and

(g) provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

Bill Stage: 
First Reading
Second Reading
Committee Stage
Report Stage
Third Reading