Topic: Section 12. Purchaser may have food analysed

Nothing contained in this Act shall be held to prevent a purchaser of any article of food other than a Food Inspector 1[or a recognised consumer association, whether the purchaser is a member of that association or not,] from having such article analysed by the public analyst on payment of such fees as may be prescribed and from receiving from the public analyst a report of’ his analysis:

Provided that 2[such purchaser or recognised consumer association shall inform the vendor at the time of purchase of his or its intention] to have such article so analysed provided further that the provisions of sub-sections (1), (2) and (3) of Sec. 11 shall, as far as may be, apply to a 3[purchaser of article of food or recognised consumer association who or which intends] to have such articles so analysed, as they apply to a Food Inspector who takes sample of food for analysis:

Provided also that if the report of the public analyst shows that the article of food is adulterated, the 4[purchaser or recognised consumer association shall be entitled to get refund of the fees paid by him or it] under this section.

5[Explanation. -For the purposes of this section and Sec. 20 recognised consumer association” means a voluntary consumer association registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), or under any other law for the time being in force].