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[ Act No. 3101, March 16, 1923 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR THE PREPARATION, SALE, TRAFFIC IN, SHIPMENT, AND IMPORTATION OF VIRUSES, SERUMS, TOXINS OR ANALOGOUS PRODUCTS USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS

Be it enacted by the Senate  and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1.  It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to prepare,  sell,  traffic in or in  any manner dispose of, in the Philippine  Islands, for the  treatment of domestic animals, any  virus, serum, toxin, or analogous products that are of no value or the value whereof is inferior to that announced on the label, or which are contaminated or adulterated or dangerous  or noxious.  It shall likewise be unlawful  for any person, firm or corporation  to  sell, traffic in or in  any manner  dispose of any virus, serum, toxin, or  analogous products prepared in  the  Philippine Islands  and used for the treatment  of domestic  animals, unless such virus, serum, toxin or analogous products have been prepared  in accordance with regulations to be  promulgated  by the Director of Agriculture,  subject to the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture  and Natural Resources, in an  establishment  licensed by  said  Director of Agriculture,  such  license  being  neither  suspended  nor revoked.

SEC. 2.  It  is hereby prohibited to import into the Philippine Islands,  without permission of the  Director of Agriculture, any virus,  serum, toxin or analogous products for use in the treatment of domestic animals, and to import, for such treatment, any virus, serum,  toxin or analogous products that are worthless or inefficacious or the value whereof is inferior to that announced  on the label,  or which are contaminated  or adulterated or dangerous or  noxious.  The Director of Agriculture or his authorized  agent are hereby empowered to  examine  and  inspect all  viruses,  serums, toxins and analogous products imported or to be imported into the Philippines for use in the treatment  of  domestic animals, in order to determine whether they are worthless or inefficient, or whether their value  is inferior  to  that announced on the  label, or whether  they are adulterated or contaminated or dangerous or noxious, and if they are, to prohibit their entry and order them  destroyed or returned to  their place of origin at the  expense of the owner or importer.

SEC. 3.  The  Director of  Agriculture is  hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural  Resources, to draft and promulgate from time to time such regulations as he  may  deem necessary  to prevent the preparation, sale, traffic in  or shipment of any virus, serum, toxin or analogous products, intended for the treatment  of domestic animals, that are worthless  or inefficacious or the value whereof is inferior to that announced on the label, or which are adulterated  or contaminated  or dangerous or  noxious, and,  also, to issue, suspend and revoke  licenses for the dispensing or the  maintenance  of establishment for the preparation for use in the treatment of domestic animals, of viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products  for sale, traffic or  shipment.  The Director of Agriculture is also authorized to  issue licenses for the importation into the Philippine Islands, for the  treatment of domestic animals, of viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products  when not in  violation of  the provisions  of section  two of this Act.

SEC. 4. The  licenses provided for in this Act shall  be issued to  persons  engaged  in the preparation  of viruses, toxins and analogous products for sale, traffic, or shipment, on the condition that the licensee shall permit the inspec- tion of the same and their products and of the manner of preparing the same; and the Director of Agriculture may suspend or revoke any  license issued  under this Act after' giving the licensee an  opportunity to be heard, when, in the judgment of said Director, such licensee uses his license, or permits the same to  be used, for facilitating or carrying on the preparation, sale, traffic in or shipment, or importation into the Philippines for use in the treatment of domestic animals, of any virus,  serum, toxin or analogous products having no value or efficacy or the value whereof is inferior to that announced on  the  label, or  adulterated, contaminated, or dangerous or  noxious.  Any officer, agent or employee of the Bureau of Agriculture, duly  authorized by: the Director  of Agriculture, may enter any establishment licensed to prepare, sell, traffic in or ship virus, serum, toxin  or analogous  products for use in the treatment of domestic animals,  at any hour of the day or night.

SEC. 5. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a mis-demeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than two thousand pesos or  by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both, in the discretion of the court.

SEC.  6. This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved,  March 16, 1923.

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