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Food Act 2014 (No. 18 of 2014).

The Authority may, based on credible scientific information and in accordance with applicable international standards, ban or set limits on the presence of additives, contaminants and residues in food or animal feed and may, by Order, prohibit the importation, cultivation, taking, harvesting or obtaining of that...
Tonga
2014

Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 26 of 2009).

This Act amends the Consumer Protection Act 2000 in section 12 by inserting a provision that requires standards that apply to a good that is or contains a living modified organism to comply with any standards or conditions set by the National Biosafety Advisory Committee ....
Tonga
2009

Fisheries Management (Processing and Export) Regulations 2008.

These Regulations, made by the Minister OF Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries under section 101 of the Fisheries Management Act 2002, prescribe rules and standards for the exportation of fishery products. A licence holder shall ensure, for the purposes of processing and export, compliance with...
Tonga
2008

Consumer Protection Regulations.

These Regulations implement provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. They, among other things, empower the Minister to prescribe product safety standards and food labelling standards as set out in Schedule I and regulate the complaints procedure as provided for by the Act. ...
Tonga
2006

Public Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2002 (No. 40 of 2002).

This Act amends the Public Health Act by repealing Part IV. Part IV prohibits the placing on the market of diseased and unfit food. Any existing orders, certificates, licenses or notices made or granted under Part IV of the Principal Act, shall continue to be valid...
Tonga
2004

Consumer Protection Act.

For purposes of protection of consumers a Consumer Affairs Division is established. The Minister may by Notice in the Gazette appoint any officer as an investigator for the purposes of this Act. The Minister may also approve standards for goods and services with respect to various...
Tonga
2000 (2005)

Market Notice No. 1 of 1995 (GS 10B of 1995).

This Notice, made by the Minister of Agriculture and Forests under section 3 of the Market Act (Cap. 49), specifies the type of goods which may be sold at Talamahu Market. The goods include: food, fresh fruit and vegetables, grains, root crops, and other goods of...
Tonga
1995

Talamahu Market Regulations 1995 (GS 10A of 1995).

These Regulations, made by the Minister of Agriculture and Forests under sections 3 and 5 of the Market Act (Cap. 49), concern the operation of the Talamahu Market. They provide, among other things, with respect to control by the market authority, managing of markets by a...
Tonga
1995

Market Notice No. 2 of 1995 (GS 10B of 1995).

This Notice, made by the Minister of Agriculture and Forests under section 3 of the Market Act (Cap. 49), establishes the Talamahu Market. ...
Tonga
1995

Fruit Export (Buttercup Squash) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (GS 5 of 1994).

These Regulations amend the Fruits Export (Buttercup Squash) Regulations 1993 in regulation 2, which prescribes quality standards for squash destined for exportation. The amendment concerns the skin of squash. ...
Tonga
1994

Fruit Export (Buttercup Squash) Regulations 1993 (GS 2 of 1993).

Squash shall be free of pests and of the size and shape prescribed and shall be shipped within 14 days of harvesting unless otherwise authorized by the Director of Agriculture and Forestry. ...
Tonga
1993

Fruit Export (Vanilla) Regulations 1993 (GS 1 of 1993).

Green vanilla beans and cured vanilla beans shall be of a grade as prescribes by these Regulations and the various grades shall meet quality standards prescribed for each grade. The Regulations also provide for registration of vanilla growers by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, inspection...
Tonga
1993

Public Health Act 1992.

Part I provides for administration and implementation of provisions of this Act. The Minister of Health shall be responsible for the administration of this Act and may make Regulations for the effective carrying out of the provisions of this Act. The Minister shall appoint a National...
Tonga
1993 (2005)

Health Services Act 1991.

The Minister may, among other things: (a) establish facilities for the laboratory study of air, water, milk and other foodstuffs; and (b) provide a public health service of the Ministry charged with implementing the Public Health Act and other relevant legislation, and having specific responsibilities...
Tonga
1991 (2005)

Markets Act.

The management and control of Government markets shall be the responsibility of appointed Market Authorities. The Minister may make Regulations for the purposes specified in this Act including the examination of produce or articles of food and the duties and conduct of managers and inspectors appointed...
Tonga
1976 (1988)

Market Regulations.

These Regulations concern the operation of markets. They shall apply only to a market established under the provisions of the Markets Act or these Regulations, and to a market established by Notice published in the Gazette. The Regulations concern designation of the market authority, managing of...
Tonga
1971 (2005)

Public Health (Meat) Regulations.

These Regulations provide sanitary rules for the slaughtering and sale of meat. "Meat" means a carcase or any portion of a carcase of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, calves or goats (whether slaughtered within the Kingdom or not) sold or intended to be sold for human consumption....
Tonga
1967 (2005)

Public Health (Bakeries and Bread Vendors) Regulations.

These Regulations provide that no person shall conduct a bakery or sell bread unless registered as bakeries or bread vendors at the Department of Public Health. In turn, no registration shall take place unless the requirements of these Regulations shall have been complied with. Requirements set...
Tonga
1940 (2005)

Restaurants and Food Store Regulations.

These Regulations provide that no person shall conduct a restaurant or food store unless registered with the Department of Public Health. In turn, no registration shall take place unless the requirements of these Regulations shall have been complied with, except if a special permission from the...
Tonga
1940 (2005)
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