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Public Health Act, 2012 (Act No. 851 of 2012).

Country/Territory
Ghana
Document type
Legislation
Date
2012
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to revise and consolidate the law relating to public health to prevent disease, promote, safeguard, maintain and protect the health of humans and animals and to provide for related matters.
Subject
Livestock, Food & nutrition, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Hygiene/sanitary procedures Food quality control/food safety Processing/handling Slaughtering Registration Vending International trade Fraud/deceit/adulteration Offences/penalties Food additives Packaging/labelling Animal health Pests/diseases Dangerous animal/harmful animal Disinfection/disinfestation Pollution control Institution
Geographical area
Africa, Western Africa
Abstract

This Act makes provision with respect to the protection of public health in Ghana and lays down rules relative to environmental sanitation (Part 5). Provisions on diseases of a communicable nature also concern the destruction of animals and the communication of the existence of communicable disease. The Act furthermore, among other things, provides rules relative to food vending and food-borne diseases prohibits noxious or offensive practices that may cause damage to the lands, crops, cattle, or

Full text
English
Website
www.tobaccocontrollaws.org

References - Legislation

Repeals

Food and Drugs Act.

Legislation | Ghana | 1992 (1996) | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Slaughtering, Inspection, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX