Have you been charged with Sale of Food Not Complying with Purchaser’s Demand?
As an answer to this charge, it is immaterial whether the food itself was safe. This must be kept in mind when considering telling the Court how you wish to plead.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 14 of the Food Act 1984.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant carried on a food business;
In the course of carrying on the business, the defendant supplied food by way of sale;
The food supplied was not of the nature or substance demanded by the purchaser.
The maximum penalty
In the case of an individual, a penalty of $40,000. In the case of a corporation, a penalty of $200,000.
Where will my case be heard?
Sale of Food Not Complying with Purchaser’s Demand 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?
See an experienced criminal lawyer urgently. Preparation in relation to any matter is critical. Ensure that you do not delay in obtaining legal advice.
If you have been charged with Sale of Food Not Complying with Purchaser’s Demand arrange to speak to an experienced lawyer today.
Section 14 Sale of food not complying with purchaser’s demand
(1) A person must not, in the course of carrying on a food business, supply food by way of sale if the food is not of the nature or substance demanded by the purchaser.
Penalty: $40 000 in the case of an individual and $200 000 in the case of a corporation.
(2) For the purposes of this section, it is immaterial whether the food concerned is safe.