13th July, 1995

An Act further to amend the Balochistan Pure Food Ordinance, 1960 (W.P.
Ordinance, (VII of 1960)

No.PAB/LEGS.V(17)/95, dated 13-7-1995.–The Balochistan Pure Food (Amendment) Bill, 1995, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly on 5th July, 1995 and assented to by the Governor of Balochistan is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly.

Preamble.–Whereas it is expedient to amend the Balochistan Pure Food Ordinance, 1960, in the manner hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:–

1. Short title and commencement.–(l) This Act may be called the Balochsitan Pure Food (Amendment) Act, 1995.
(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of section 2 of WP. Ordinance VII of 1960.–In the Balochsitan Pure Food Ordinance, 1960, hereinafter referred to as the said Ordinance, in section 2,–
(i) in clause (9), after the word “human” and before the word “consumption” the words “animal when specified in the rules” shall be added.
(ii) after clause (14), the following new clause shall be added:–
“(14-A) `iodized salt’ means salt to which potassium iodate has been added for the purpose of fortifying or enriching it as a means of preventing iodine deficiency disorders resulting dietary deficiencies in iodine. When intended for human or animal consumption, either alone or as an ingredient in other foods, salt shall be considered as a food.”

3. Amendment of section 17 of W.P. Ordinance (VII of 1960)–In the said Ordinance, in section 17,–
(a) in subsection (1) after the word `or contained’ the ,vords and comma “may not be in conformity with the requirements of the Ordinance and Rules” shall be inserted.
(b) for clause (i) of subsection (2), the following shall be substituted:–
“(i) enter into and inspect any market, godown, shop, stall or other place used for the sale of any food intended for human or animal consumption as specified in the rules or for the preparation, manufacture, import; export, display or storage of any such food for the purpose of trade or sale.”

4. Amendment of section 20 of WP. Ordinance VII of 1969.–In the said Ordinance, after the proviso of clause (c) of subsection (2) of section 20, the full stop at the end shall be substituted with a colon and (hereafter the following proviso, shall be added, namely:–
“Provided further that with respect to the analysis of salt samples, an Inspector shall be authorized to use, on the premises, a test kit provided or authorized by the Government for determining the existence of iodine in salt. If any such test shows the salt .to conform to standards in the rules, confirmation by a Public Analyst of the results shall not be required. Confirmation shall be required, however, with respect to any salt determined, using the test kit, not to conform to the standards in the rules.”

5. Amendment of section 23 of WP. Ordinance VII of 1940.–In the said Ordinance, after clause (c) of subsection (1) of section 23, the following new clauses shall be inserted, namely:–
(d) for violation of rules requiring the continuity or discontinuity of any activity in this regard.
(e) for failure to comply with the standards prescribed by the Government and an unfavourable report is submitted by public Analyst who analyzed the food or sample of food.”

6. Amendment of section 37 of WP. Ordinance VII of 1910.An the said Ordinance, in clause (f) of subsection (2) of section 37, after the words “any food shall be” and before the words “manufactured” the words and commas “import, export, transport, packaged, labelled, advertised, shall be inserted.