Food And Drugs (Amendment)

Food And Drugs (Amendment)

(Chapter 216 Vol. VIII. page 3)


BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Representatives of Ceylon In this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows: –
Short title.
1. This Act may be cited as the Food and Drugs (Amendment) Act, No. 35 of 1968.
Replacement of section 63 of Chapter 216.
2. Section 63 of the Food and Drags Act, herein- after referred to as the “principal Act “, is hereby repealed and the following new section substituted therefor:-

“Disposal of fines paid recovered in respect of offences.

(1) Any fine paid or recovered in. respect of an offence under this Act relating to any food which is not an – excisable article (other than an offence relating to the importation, into Ceylon of any such food) shall be credited to the funds of the local authority within the administrative area of which such offence was committed.
(2) Any fine paid or recovered in respect of an offence relating to-

(i) any food which is an excisable article, or
(ii) any drug, or
(iii) the importation into Ceylon of any food or drug,
shall be credited to the Consolidated Fund of Ceylon.”.
Amendment of section 64 of the principal Act
3. Section 64 of the principal Act is hereby amended in sub-section (1) of that section, by the substitution, for the definition of ” drug ” of the following definition: –
‘ ” drug ” includes any medicine for Internal or external use, and any substance intended for use in-

(i) the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or of any symptom thereof, pertaining to human beings or animals, and
(ii) restoring, correcting or modifying any organic function in a human being or an animal;’,