56. Defence of mistake, accident, etc.

56.     Defence of mistake, accident, etc.

In proceedings for certain offences under the legislation concerning fertilisers and feeding stuffs1 it is a defence for the person charged to prove that the commission of the offence was due to a mistake, or to reliance on information supplied to him, or to the act or default of another person, or to an accident or some other cause beyond his control2, and that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of such an offence by himself or any person under his control3.

The offences