7. Quarantine notice

    (1) Subject to subsection (3), an authorised person may, in pursuance of the objects of this Act, by notice in writing, direct that

    (a) any agricultural produce in which he has reasonable grounds for suspecting an agricultural chemical residue to be present in excess of the maximum residue limit;

    (b) any animal or plant from which agricultural produce may be derived in which the authorised person has reasonable grounds for suspecting an agricultural chemical residue to be present to such an extent that an agricultural chemical residue in excess of the maximum residue limit is likely to be present in agricultural produce derived therefrom; or

    (c) any manufactured food or other substance not for human consumption containing an agricultural chemical to such an extent that its ordinary use is likely to result directly or indirectly in the presence of an agricultural chemical residue in excess of the maximum residue limit in any agricultural produce,

    shall not, or shall not before the expiry of a time specified in the notice, be used, disposed of, or otherwise dealt with, except in accordance with regulations made under this Act, as otherwise permitted in the notice, or pursuant to approval in writing under section 11.

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), an authorised person may, if he believes that

    (a) the grazing of animals on particular land; or

    (b) the growing on particular land of plants,

    would be likely to result directly or indirectly in the presence of agricultural chemical residue in excess of the maximum residue limit in any agricultural produce, by notice in writing direct that the grazing on the land of any, or of specified classes of, animals or the growing on the land of any, or of specified classes of, plants, as the case may be, shall not, or shall not before the expiry of a time specified in the notice, be permitted except in accordance with the regulations, as otherwise specified in the notice, or pursuant to approval in writing under section 11.

    (3) Except where he has received a report of an analysis made by an analyst which relates to the agricultural produce, animal, plant, food, or other substance that is the subject of the direction, an authorised person shall not include in a notice under subsection (1) or (2) any direction without specifying a time after which the direction ceased to have effect, but nothing in this subsection prevents successive notices from being given under either of those subsections.

    (4) A notice under subsection (1) may be given to the person having possession of the agricultural produce, animal, plant, food or other substance to which the notice relates or where the agricultural produce, animal, plant, food or other substance is in transit, to the person into whose possession it is to be delivered.

    (5) A notice under subsection (2) may be given to the owner or occupier of land, or each of them.



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