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Threatening to Contaminate Goods

Threatening to contaminate goods is an offence under section 93L of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you:

  1. Threatened to contaminate goods, and
  2. Thereby intended to cause public alarm or anxiety, or to cause economic loss through public awareness of the contamination

‘Contaminate’ includes:

Interfering with the goods or making it appear the goods have been interfered with

‘Goods’ includes any substance or article whether or not for human consumption, whether or not incorporated or mixed with other goods, and whether natural or manufactured

‘Economic loss’ includes:

Loss caused through members of the public not purchasing the goods or similar goods, and loss caused through steps taken to avoid public alarm or anxiety about the goods or similar goods.

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