—(1) The summons in any such proceedings shall not be made returnable in less than 14 days from the date on which it is served.
(2) A copy of the authorised analyst’s certificate, if any, on which the prosecution is based, shall be served with the summons.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), no proceedings in respect of any offence under this Act shall be instituted —
in any case where any food or any appliance has been purchased or procured from any person for test purposes, after the expiration of 56 days from the time of purchasing or procuring the food or appliance, as the case may be; and
in any other case, after the expiration of one year from the date of commission of such offence.
(4) Subsection (3)(b) shall not apply in any case where, by reason of the act or omission complained of, an injury or danger to health subsists at the date of the complaint.