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(2) The keeper of a lodging house and every other person having the care or taking part in the management thereof shall at all times allow the executive authority, the Health Officer or any other person authorised by the executive authority or Health Officer in this behalf, to have free access to all parts of the house.

107. Cancellation of registration by Court.—

When the registered keeper of a lodging house is convicted of an offence under this Chapter or under Section 64 or a rule or bye-law applicable to him made under this Act, the Court by which he is convicted may cancel his registration as a lodging house-keeper and may order that he be disqualified for such period as the Court thinks fit for being again registered as such keeper.

CHAPTER XII

Food Control

108. Prohibition of sale of unsound food.–

(1) No person shall -

            (a) sell, expose or hawk about for sale, or keep, store or prepare for sale, any animal intended for human consumption which is diseased, or the flesh of any animal which has died on account of natural causes; or

            (b) sell, expose or hawk about for sale, or keep, store, manufacture or prepare for sale, any food or drug intended for human consumption which is unfit for such purpose or is unwholesome.

(2) In any prosecution under sub-section (1), the Court shall unless and until the contrary is proved, presume

            (a) that any animal found in the possession of a person who is in the habit of keeping animals of that class for sale for human consumption, has been kept by such person for sale, and

            (b) that any food or drug found in the possession of a person who is in the habit of keeping, storing, manufacturing or preparing such food or drug for sale for human consumption, has been kept, stored, manufactured or prepared by such person for sale.

109. Punishment for contravening provisions of Section 108, through others.—

(1) Any person who does any of the acts mentioned in sub-section (1) of Section 108 or in clauses (a) to (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 5 of the Madras Prevention of Adulteration Act, 1918 through others employed by him, whether the latter be adults or children, shall be liable to punishment for such act as if he had himself done the same.

(2) If a child under seven years of age does any of the acts aforesaid, the employer of the child or the parent or other person having the care and custody of the child, as the case may be, shall be liable to punishment for such act as if he had himself done the same.

110. Flesh of dead animal not to be consumed.—

No person shall knowingly consume the flesh of any animal which has died on account of natural causes.

Explanation:- It shall be no defense to a prosecution under this section that the flesh was consumed as a matter of custom, or as a matter of right on account of services rendered in removing dead cattle or on any other ground.

111. Importing meat into local area.—

(1) No person shall bring into any local area, without the permission in writing of the Health Officer thereof, the flesh of any animal slaughtered outside the local area otherwise than in a slaughter-house maintained or licensed by the Government or by a local authority."

(2) Any flesh brought into the local area in contravention of sub-section (1) may be seized by the Health Officer or any Officer or servant of the local authority authorised by him in that behalf, and sold or otherwise disposed of as the Health Officer may direct; and in case of sale, the sale-proceeds shall be credited to the funds of the local authority.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to apply to—

            (a) cured or preserved meat, or

            (b) flesh or meat carried through any local area for consumption outside the limits thereof and not stored anywhere within such limits in the course of transit, or

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