DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ANNUAL COUNCIL
4. Establishment of the Annual Council.
5. Composition of the Annual Council.
6. Tenure of office, meetings and proceedings of the Annual Council.
7. Functions of the Annual Council.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TANZANIA DAIRY BOARD
8. Establishment of the Tanzania Dairy Board.
9. Composition of the Board.
10. Functions of the Board.
11. Tenure of office, meetings and proceedings of the Board.
12. Executive Officer of the Board.
13. Seal of the Board.
14. Staff of the Board.
15. Indemnity for bona fide acts.
18. Refusal to register.
19. Revocation of registration.
20. Validity of a registration.
21. Certificate not to be transferable.
22. Replacement of lost or destroyed documents.
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
24. Obstruction of an officer.
25. General penalty.
26. Establishment of the Fund
27. Functions of the Fund
28. Sources of the Fund
29. Management of the Fund
30. Proper Accounting
31A. Power of the Board to invest
32. Powers of the Minister to make regulation
33. Minister may amend the Schedules
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT
An Act to provide for the production, regulation and promotion of the dairy industry; establishment of the Tanzania Dairy Industry Board and repeal of the Dairy Industry Act, 1965 and for other related matters.
[1st July 2005]
[G.N. No. 228 of 5/8/2005]
25 of 1978
7 of 1982
3 of 1986
10 of 1986
11 of 1992
10 of 1995
2 of 1998
8 of 2004
27 of 2008
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)
This Act may be cited as the Dairy Industry Act.
(1) This Act shall apply to all milk and milk products.
(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1), this Act shall not apply to milk or milk products not intended for sale and those produced for consumption of the producer, members of his family, his employee or animals kept by him.
In this Act unless the context otherwise requires–
"Annual Council" means a council established under section 4;
"Board" means the Tanzania Dairy Board established under section 8 of this Act;
"dairy" means any premises used for the production, processing or manufacturing of milk into milk products for sale;
"designated milk" means milk of milch animals other than that of cows;
"milk" means milk of cows;
"milk product" means any product prepared from milk by any approved process including heating, separation, fermentation, evaporation, drying and includes cultured sour milk, youghurt, butter, ghee, cream, dairy ice cream and any other product manufactured wholly or mainly from milk;
"milkshed area" means any part of Mainland Tanzania which has a recognized dairy industry stakeholder or organization at district, regional or zonal level;
"milk vendor" means any person who carries on business of selling milk or milk products by delivering it to the places of residence or business of a purchaser;
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for livestock development;
"producer" means any person who keeps cattle or other milch animals for the production of milk, and includes a manager or a person who carries out the business of processing milk or milk products;
"processor" means any person who carries out the business of processing milk or milk products;
"producer-processor" means a person who processes milk or milk products solely obtained from his own farm;
"pasteurized cream" includes any kind of milk product classified as such;
"pasteurized milk" includes any kind of milk product classified as such;
"retailer" means a person who buys milk or milk products from a distributor for resale to consumers;
"registered dealer" means a producer, processor, marketing agent, importer, exporter, dairy inputs supplier, manufacturer registered under section 17 of this Act; and
"Stakeholder" means an individual, organization or institution, private or public, interested in, concerned with, or involved in the development of the dairy industry in Mainland Tanzania, whether directly or indirectly.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ANNUAL COUNCIL (ss 4-7)
There is established an assembly to be known as the Annual Council or in its acronym - "AC".
(1) The Annual Council shall consist of–
(a) the Chairman who shall be appointed by the Minister;
(b) one member representing recognized stakeholder organizations in every district;
(c) one member from registered National Milk Producers' Organizations;
(d) one member from registered National Milk Processors' Organizations;
(e) one member from registered National Milk Consumers' Organizations;
(f) one member from the ministry responsible for livestock development;
(g) one member from a public institution responsible for food quality control;
(h) one member from public university of agriculture;
(i) one member from the ministry responsible for local government;
(j) one member from the ministry responsible for co-operatives; and
(k) two members from Non-Governmental Organizations active in dairy industry development.
(2) The Secretariat of the Board shall be the Secretariat of the Annual Council.
Tenure of office, meetings and proceedings of the Annual Council shall be as provided for in the First Schedule to this Act.
Functions of the Annual Council shall be–
(a) to promote the development of a sustainable dairy industry in Tanzania;
(b) to propose members of the Board for appointment by the Minister;
(c) to receive and scrutinize various reports from the Board;
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