Haryana Municipal (Inspection and Proper Regulation of Bakeries) Bye-laws 1976
Published vide Haryana Government Notification No. GSR 49/.../76, dated 19.3.76
1. These bye-laws may be called the Haryana Municipal (Inspection and Proper Regulation of Bakeries) Bye-laws, 1976.
(2) They shall apply to all the municipalities.
2. For the purpose of these bye-laws "bakery" means any place in which bread, biscuits or other such food is prepared or baked for sale.
3. No building shall be used as bakery until a licence has been obtained from an officer authorised by the committee and such licence must be renewed on the first day of April or the 1st day of October, as the case may be, each year.
[4. For every licence granted or renewed under these bye-laws, there shall be charged a fee at the rate of forty-eight rupees per annum or four rupees per mensem in A class Municipality, thirty-six rupees per annum or three rupees per mensem in B class municipality and twenty-four rupees per annum or two rupees per mensem in C class municipality.]
5. If at any time, the Medical Officer of Health of the committee is of the opinion that the licensee commits the breach of all or any of these bye-laws he may cancel and revoke the licence.
6. The floor of a bakery shall be either of very smooth stone or other impervious material preferable of marble chips with a four feet skirting ending in corniced dado two feet wider, and shall be drained so as to allow all liquid to flow off by a pucca drain or drains connected with the municipal sewer.
7. All kneading tables shall also have an impervious top preferably one of marble.
8. Kneading room will be fitted with a water tap and sink and properly connected to the sewer and with shelves for the storage of moulds.
9. Rooms used for the preparation of confectionery shall be fitted with working tables topped with smooth stone or marble.
10. Every bakery shall have adequate arrangements for the scrubbing of hands, for the storage of prepared food stuffs and for the hanging of workmen's clothes.
11. Every bakery shall be provided with adequate light and ventilation to the satisfaction of the Health Officer or any other officer authorised by the committee.
12. All doors, windows and ventilation openings of a bakery shall be rendered fly-proof.
13. There shall be no direct communication between a bakery and any room used as a living of sleeping room.
14. All rooms used for the storage of grain or flour shall be rat-proof.
15. No privy-ash-pit or drain shall be allowed within or shall communicate with a bakery.
16. No person in charge of a bakery shall use or permit to be used in a bakery any water except water obtained from a source and conveyed to the bakery in a manner approved by the Medical Officer of Health or the Executive Officer or Secretary, as may be, appointed by the committee in this behalf.
17. Every owner or person in charge of a bakery when residing with his family shall report in writing to Medical Officer of Health of the committee or in the absence of such officer, the Executive Officer or Secretary of the Committee, the occurrence of any infectious or contagious disease in his household or family or among his employees or their families and abide by all such directions as the said officer may see fit to issue.
18. No owner or person incharge of a bakery shall carry on or permit to be carried on in the bakery any other trade or occupation except baking or the operations preparatory or subsidiary thereto :
Provided that in the case of a hotel, restaurant or confectioner's shop, a bakery may be used also for the preparation of any kind of food or drink, subject to the provisions of any other bye-laws which may be in force regulating manufacture or preparation for sale of any specified articles of food and drink.
19. All the inside walls and all the ceilings or roofs of a bakery whether plastered or not, and all passages and staircases within a bakery, shall be lime-washed at least once in every six months and more often if the Health Officer of the committee so directs.
20. The floor and all kneading troughs, tables, and utensils in a bakery shall be thoroughly scrubbed and washed with hot water and washing soda daily.
21. No person shall dwell or sleep in a bakery.
22. There shall not be kept inside a bakery any hookah or any material for smoking, or any bedding or soiled clothes or other articles not required for the purposes of the bakery.
23. No animal shall be kept or admitted in a bakery.
24. All flour, dough and other material used in preparing the products of a bakery, shall be kept in clean receptacles and protected from flies and dust.
25. No person suffering from any contagious or infectious disease or from open sores shall be employed in a bakery.
26. All persons employed in a bakery shall be cleanly and properly pressed in clean aprons or overalls at all times.
27. All persons employed in a bakery must be inoculated against typhoid once a year.
28. Every bakery shall have a separate storage place for fuel, the floor and the walls of which shall be cemented, the latter upto a height of five feet.
29. The oven shall occupy a space less than half the floor area of the room in which it is built and shall have a chimney ordinarily made of bricks which shall be three feet higher than the highest point on the adjacent buildings.
30. Every bakery shall be opened at all reasonable hours to the inspection of any officer of the committee appointed in this behalf.
31. Any person who commits or abets the commission of, a breach of any of these bye-laws shall, on conviction by a magistrate, be punishable with a fine which shall not be less than twenty five rupees, and more than two hundred rupees, and if the breach is continuing breach, with a further fine of ten rupees for every day after the first during which the breach continues.
32. All bye-laws relating to bakeries in force in the municipalities immediately before the commencement of these bye-laws shall stand repealed :
Provided that any order made or action taken under the bye-laws so repealed shall be deemed to have been made or taken under the corresponding provisions of these bye-laws.