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Food Act 2003 No 43
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 August 2017 at 15:26)
Part 10 Section 126
126   Onus to prove certain matters on defendant
In any proceedings for an offence under this Act or the regulations against a defendant who was responsible for making a statement on a package or in an advertisement relating to the origin or composition of the food in question or the therapeutic or nutritive properties of the food, being a statement that is alleged to have caused the food to be falsely described, the onus of proving the correctness of the statement is on the defendant.