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Food Act 2003 No 43
Current version for 1 August 2018 to date (accessed 18 October 2018 at 14:49)
50 Return of forfeited item
(1) An item seized under this Part that is forfeited under this Division and that has not been destroyed or otherwise disposed of in a manner that would prevent its return must, as soon as practicable, be delivered to the person from whom it was seized, or such other person as appears to the enforcement agency concerned to be entitled to it, if the enforcement agency becomes satisfied that no contravention of this Act or the regulations has been committed in relation to the item.(2) On being so delivered, any proprietary and other interests in the item that existed immediately before its forfeiture are restored.