PROVIDING FOR FOOD TESTING BY MUNICIPALITIES
                  Act of May 15, 1945, P.L. 557, No. 218              Cl. 31
                                  AN ACT

     Providing a uniform method for taking samples of food or
        processed food for the purpose of analysis or examination by
        duly authorized representatives of any city, county,
        township, incorporated town or borough.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Whenever the duly authorized officer or
     representative of any city, county, township, incorporated town
     or borough hereafter shall desire to obtain a sample of any food
     or processed food for the purpose of making an analysis, or
     analyses, or examination thereof, such officer or agent shall do
     so in either of the following manners:
        (a)  The sample shall be divided in the presence of the
     person of whom the request or demand for the sample was made, or
     before a witness, into two or more parts and each part shall be
     sealed in a suitable package. One part shall be tendered, and if
     accepted, shall be delivered to the person of whom the request
     or demand was made, together with a statement in writing that
     such sample was taken for the purpose of analysis or
     examination, which statement shall be signed by the officer or
     representative taking the sample; or
        (b)  Another sample of the identical product shall be taken
     in the presence of the person of whom the request or demand for
     the sample was made, and this sample shall be delivered to the
     person of whom the request or demand was made, together with a
     statement in writing that another sample of the identical
     product was taken for the purpose of analysis or examination,
     which statement shall be signed by the officer or representative
     taking the sample.
        Section 2.  All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the
     provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
        Section 3.  The provisions of this act shall become effective
     two (2) months after the date of its final enactment.