232. Defences in proceedings for unlawful sale of regulated produce.

232.     Defences in proceedings for unlawful sale of regulated produce.

Where in proceedings for an offence involving the sale of any regulated produce1 it would have been a defence for the person charged to prove that the produce in question conformed to a prescribed grade2, it is a defence for him to prove:

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    (1)     that he bought or took delivery of the produce as being of a quality falling within that grade, and with a written warranty3 to that effect4;

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    (2)     that at the time of the commission of the offence he had no reason to believe