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MEAT INDUSTRY ACT 1993


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purposes  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Declared diseases or conditions  
   5.      Act not to apply in certain cases  

   PART 2--MEAT INSPECTION

   6.      Authority to provide inspection services  
   7.      Approved inspection services  
   8.      Relationship between inspection systems  
   9.      Recovery of inspection fees  

   PART 3--QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMS

   10.     Approval of programs  
   10A.    Minister may require certain premises to have quality assurance program  
   11.     Contents of program  
   12.     Compliance monitoring  
   12A.    Audit of quality assurance programs of declared facilities  
   13.     Withdrawal or suspension  

   PART 3A--CODES OF PRACTICE

   13A.    Codes of Practice  
   13B.    Procedure for making a Code of Practice  
   13C.    Commencement of Code of Practice  
   13D.    Availability of Codes of Practice  
   13E.    Requirement to comply with Code of Practice  

   PART 4--LICENSING

           Division 1--General provisions

   14.     Licence application  
   15.     Licensing of food processing facilities  
   16.     Fit and proper person—operator and applicant  
   17.     Authority may determine application  
   18.     Authority must refuse to grant licence in some cases  
   19.     Licence period  
   20.     Licence renewal  
   21.     Variation of a licence  
   22.     Suspension or cancellation of licence  
   23.     Licensee to comply with other applicable laws  
   24.     Review by Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal  

           Division 2--Operators

   25.     Operators of meat processing facilities  
   26.     Change of nomination  
   27.     Powers and functions of operator  
   28.     Operator's and licensee's names to be displayed  

   PART 5--DUTIES CONCERNING MEAT PROCESSING FACILITIES

           Division 1--Offences concerning meat processing facilities

   29.     Records  
   30.     Testing for chemicals and disease  
   31.     Unauthorised removal of stored meat  
   32.     Diseased meat  
   33.     Unauthorised alteration of facility  

           Division 2--Fitness for consumption

   34.     Ban on sale of certain meat for consumption  
   35.     Ban on sale or slaughter  
   36.     Ban on sale of meat from knackery  
   37.     Ban on sale of pet food for human consumption  
   37A.    Ban on sale of certain meat at butcher shops  

           Division 3--Other offences

   38.     Slaughter at unlicensed premises  
   39.     Branding  
   40.     Unlicensed facilities  
   41.     Failure to comply with licence conditions or restrictions  
   42.     False information  

   PART 5A--MEAT TRANSPORT VEHICLES

   42A.    Use of unlicensed vehicle  
   42B.    Breach of licence conditions or restrictions  

   PART 6--PRIMESAFE

           Division 1--Administration

   43.     Establishment of the Authority  
   44.     Functions of the Authority  
   45.     Powers of the Authority  
   46.     Accountability of Authority  
   47.     Immunity  
   48.     Membership of the Authority  
   49.     Terms of appointment  
   50.     Vacancies  
   51.     Payment of members  
   52.     Procedure of the Authority  
   53.     Effect of vacancy or defect  
   54.     Staff  
   55.     Terms and conditions of staff  
   56.     Pecuniary interests of chief executive officer and members  
   57.     Confidentiality  
   58.     Delegation  

           Division 2--Financial

   63.     Repayment of advances  
   64.     Corporate plan  

           Division 3--Selection committee

   65.     Establishment of the committee  
   66.     Recommendations of a selection committee  
   67.     Procedure  
   68.     Expenses of the committee  
   69.     Dissolution of committee  

   PART 7--ENFORCEMENT

   70.     Appointment of inspectors  
   71.     Identification of inspectors  
   72.     Powers of inspectors  
   73.     Offence to obstruct an inspector  
   74.     Powers of chief executive officer  
   74A.    Chief executive officer may obtain enforcement order  
   75.     Evidence  
   76.     Proceedings  
   77.     Service of documents  

   PART 8--REGULATIONS

   78.     Regulations  

   PART 9--AMENDMENTS, REPEALS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

           Division 2--Transitional provisions

   85.     Certain matters to have continuing effect  
   86.     Licences and registrations  
   87.     Abolition of VAMIA  
   88.     Appeals  
   89.     Continuation of superannuation entitlements  
   90.     Interpretation of Legislation Act not affected  
   91.     Termination of reference of inspection powers to Commonwealth  
   92.     References  
   93.     Transitional—change of membership of selection committee  
   94.     Effect of change of name and membership of Authority  
           SCHEDULE 1
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