Have you been charged with Sale of Unsafe Food in Other Circumstances?
If the answer is yes, you will need to consult a specialist criminal lawyer so you can carefully consider your defence. You should be aware that there are significant fines associated with this charge, should you be found guilty.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 9A of the Food Act 1984.
The prosecution must prove that the defendant sold food that they ought reasonably to have known was unsafe.
The maximum penalty
In the case of an individual, a penalty of $75,000. In the case of a corporation, a penalty of $375,000
Where will my case be heard?
Sale of Unsafe Food in Other Circumstances cases can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence?
If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
Arrange a time to consult with a specialist criminal lawyer. Allow plenty of time for preparation of your defence – it can be critical to the outcome of your matter.
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9A of the Food Act 1984: Sale of unsafe food in other circumstances
A person must not sell food that the person ought reasonably to know is unsafe.
A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to a penalty not exceeding—
(a) in the case of an individual, $75 000;
(b) in the case of a corporation, $375 000.