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Packages to be sound and clean

    (1)     A person must not pack for sale or sell any packaged fruit, vegetables or nuts unless the package is—

        (a)     clean to touch; and

        (b)     free of extraneous visible matter; and

        (c)     free of objectionable odour; and

        (d)     in good repair.

Penalty:     60 penalty units.

    (2)     An inspector may by order require used packages referred to in subsection (1)—

        (a)     to be subject to a specified treatment or a specified course of treatment or to be subject to other action of a specified kind for the purpose of ensuring compliance with subsection (1);

        (b)     to be destroyed or disposed of in a specified manner;

        (c)     to be cleaned, repaired or otherwise treated in a specified manner.

    (3)     Any order issued by an inspector under subsection (2) must

        (a)     be in writing; and

        (b)     be given to the person to whom it applies; and

        (c)         fix a reasonable time by which the order must be complied with.

    (4)     A person must not contravene any written order of an inspector under subsection (2).

Penalty:     60 penalty units.

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