(1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of carrying out or giving effect to the principles and provisions of this Act.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by subsection (1), the Minister may make regulations for or in regard to the following matters: -
(a) all matters in respect of which regulations are required or authorized to be made under this Act ; and
(b) all matters stated in this Act to be prescribed.
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions under which they are made, all Food and Drugs Regulations, Milk and Dairies Regulations and Bread and Flour Regulations made under this Act may-
(a) provide for the taking and examination of samples ;
(b) apply, as respects matters to be dealt with by the regulations, any provision in this Act or any other written law dealing with the like matters, with the necessary modifications and adaptations ;
(c) provide for an appeal under and in accordance with Part VI of this Act against any refusal or other decision of an authority by whom the regulations are to be enforced and executed ;
(d) authorize the making of charges for the purposes of the regulations or for any services performed thereunder and provide for the recovery of charges so made ; and
(e) make such ancillary and incidental provisions as the Minister may consider necessary or desirable.
(4) Regulations under this Act may provide for the amendment, rescission or revocation of any by-laws made under any other written law for the purposes which are the same as or similar to the purposes for which such regulations under this Act are made.
(5) Any regulation under this Act shall, according as may be provided therein, apply in all administrative areas or to any one or more specified administrative areas.
(6) Every regulation made under the preceding provisions of this section shall be published in the Gazette, together with a notice stating that any local authority in whose administrative area the regulation is to be applicable may, within thirty days of the date of such publication, make objections or representations to the Minister in respect of such regulation.
(7) Where objections or representations are not received by the Minister in respect of any regulation or set of regulations within the time specified in that behalf in the notice under subsection (6) or where the Minister, after consideration of any such objections or representations as may have been received, is of opinion that no alteration or modification of the regulation or set of regulations is necessary, the Minister may by Order, which shall be published in the Gazette, declare that the regulation or regulations published under subsection (6) shall come into effect on such date as may be specified in the Order.
(8) Where after consideration of any such objection representation as may have been received in respect of any regulation or set of regulations, the Minister is of opinion that the regulation or regulations should be varied or modified, he may vary or modify them accordingly ; and the regulations as so altered or modified shall be published in the Gazette and shall come into effect on such date as may be specified therein.
(9) Notwithstanding anything in subsections (6) to (8), any regulation which revokes any regulation or set of regulations which has come into effect or amends any such regulations by the omission or deletion of any paragraph thereof or words therein shall come into effect upon publication in the Gazette or upon such later date as may be specified therein.
(10) Every regulation made under this Act shall as soon as may be after it comes into effect as herein before provided be laid before the Senate and the House of Representatives ; and if a resolution is passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives, within forty days after the regulation is so laid, that the regulation shall be annulled, the regulation shall with effect from the date of the resolution be void, but without prejudice to anything previously done thereunder.