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Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013

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23Guidance

The Welsh Ministers may issue guidance—

(a)to the FSA;

(b)to a food authority,

in relation to the exercise of their functions under this Act.

24Amending periods for complying with duties

The Welsh Ministers may, by regulations, amend any provision of this Act which specifies a period within which something must be done by substituting a different period.

25Interpretation

(1)In this Act—

  • “authorised officer” (“swyddog awdurdodedig”) means an officer authorised in writing by a food authority for the purpose of exercising any of the authority’s functions under this Act;

  • “food authority” (“awdurdod bwyd”) has the meaning in section 2;

  • “food business establishment” (“sefydliad busnes bwyd”) has the meaning in section 2;

  • “food hygiene rating” (“sgôr hylendid bwyd”) has the meaning in section 3;

  • “operator” (“gweithredwr”) (of a food business establishment) has the meaning in section 2;

  • “prescribed” (“a ragnodir”) means prescribed in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers;

  • “send” (“anfon”) means send by post or deliver by hand;

  • “rating criteria” (“meini prawf sgorio”) has the meaning in section 3;

  • “re-rating” (“ailsgoriad”) has the meaning in section 12.

(2)References in this Act to a food hygiene rating sticker include, where the context requires, a reference to more than one sticker.

26Regulations

(1)Powers to make regulations or orders under this Act are exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)A power to make an order or regulations under this Act includes power to make such incidental, consequential, transitional or supplemental provision as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate.

(3)In the case of the power under sections 2(6), 3(2) and 3(5), this provision includes provision amending this Act.

(4)Regulations under sections 2(6), 3(2), 3(5), 5(8), 6(2), 10, 24 and paragraph 3 of the Schedule may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.

(5)Other regulations made under this Act are subject to annulment pursuant to a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

27Commencement

(1)This section comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent.

(2)The remaining provisions of this Act come into force on a day appointed by order made by the Welsh Ministers.

(3)An order made under this section—

(a)may appoint different days for different purposes (including different days for different categories of food business establishment);

(b)may include such transitional, transitory or savings provision as the Welsh Ministers consider necessary or expedient.

28Short Title

The short title of this Act is the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013.

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