You Need A Contract To Buy Or Sell Raw Milk, New Law States

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As we are busy fighting the coronavirus pandemic, someone somewhere is busy drafting crazy regulations.

As per the new Dairy Industry Act and Dairy Industry (Raw Milk Sales Contract) regulations, you will now be required to have a contract to buy or sell raw milk.

Yes, you read that right. Failure to comply will cost the culprit Sh10,000 fine or in default two years in jail.

In case of a dispute, the parties will be referred to the (Dairy) Board before resorting to other dispute resolution mechanisms.

“These regulations shall apply in respect to the sale of raw milk entered into between a buyer and a seller.”

The law states.

“A person who contravenes any provisions of these regulations commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding ten thousand shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both,”

All raw milk sale contracts must have the details of the parties, their duties and responsibilities, price per kilogramme, quantities, oversupply or undersupply terms, quality specifications, testing and rejection terms, transfer of ownership and time of collection or delivery.

H/T The Star.

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