Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act 1928

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1928 c. 19


Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1928

(18 & 19 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 19.

An Act to provide for the grading and marking of agricultural produce and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[3rd August 1928]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Grading of Agricultural Produce.

Grading of Agricultural Produce.

S-1 Prescription and use of grade designation.

1 Prescription and use of grade designation.

(1) The Minister may by regulations made under this Act prescribe such designations (in this Act referred to as ‘grade designations’) as he may consider appropriate to indicate the quality of any articles of agricultural produce, and any such regulations shall contain a definition (in this Act referred to as ‘the statutory definition’) of the quality indicated by every grade designation thereby prescribed.

(2) Where any person sells any article of agricultural produce to which a grade designation is applied, then, notwithstanding any contract or notice to the contrary, it shall be deemed to be a term of the contract of sale that the quality of the article accords with the statutory definition indicated by the grade designation.

(3) For the purposes of this Act, a grade designation shall be deemed to be applied to an article if it is used by or on behalf of the vendor, when the article is sold or delivered or exposed or offered for sale, in any manner calculated to lead to the belief that the quality of the article in connection with which it is used accords with the statutory definition indicated by the grade designation.

S-2 Grade designation marks.

2 Grade designation marks.

(1) Regulations made by the Minister under this Act may prescribe such mark (in this Act referred to as a ‘grade designation mark’) as he may consider appropriate to represent any grade designation, and may make provision for authorising, or empowering any person or body of persons to authorise, subject to such conditions as may be attached to the authorisation, the marking with a grade designation mark of any article in respect of which such a mark has been prescribed or of any covering containing, or label attached to, any such article.

(2) Any person who sells or delivers or exposes or offers for sale any article marked with a grade designation mark, or who uses any covering or label so marked, whether the article, covering or label was so marked by him or by some other person, shall be deemed for the purposes of the last foregoing section to use, in connection with the article marked or in connection with any article which is contained in the covering or to which the label is attached, as the case may be, the grade designation represented by the mark.

(3) Any person who—

(a ) forges any grade designation mark; or

(b ) makes, disposes of, or has in his possession, any die, block, machine, or other instrument, for the purpose of forging a grade designation mark; or

(c ) uses in connection with any article any mark so nearly resembling a grade designation mark as to be calculated to deceive;

shall, unless he proves that he acted without intent to defraud, be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, or, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine, or to both imprisonment and fine.

(4) No person shall mark any article, covering or label with a grade designation mark unless he is authorised to do so by or under regulations made under this Act, and any person who acts in contravention of this subsection shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.

Special provisions as to Eggs.

Special provisions as to Eggs.

S-3 Marking of preserved eggs.

3 Marking of preserved eggs.

3. Subject as hereinafter provided, it shall not, after the twenty-eighth day of February, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, be lawful to sell or expose for sale any egg which has been subjected to any process of preservation unless the egg is marked in the prescribed manner, and any person who acts in contravention of this section shall be liable on summary conviction in the case of a first offence to a fine not exceeding five pounds, and in the case of a second or subsequent offence to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds:

Provided that the Minister shall by order exempt from the operation of this section eggs preserved by any process with respect to which he is satisfied that the marking of eggs preserved by that process cannot be enforced.

S-4 Cold and chemical storage of eggs.

4 Cold and chemical storage of eggs.

(1) Any premises used or intended to be used by way of trade or for purposes of gain for the cold storage or chemical storage of eggs may be registered in the prescribed manner in a register kept by the council of the county or county borough in which the premises are situated, in accordance with regulations made by the Minister under this Act.

(2) If and so long as any Order in Council made under section two of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926 , is in force prohibiting the sale or the exposure for sale in the United Kingdom of imported eggs unless they bear an indication of origin, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a ) no premises shall be used by way of trade or for the purposes of gain for the cold storage or chemical storage of eggs, unless...

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