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Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013

Section 2 – Programme of food hygiene inspections

3.Section 2 requires food authorities in Wales (local authorities and port authorities) to prepare programmes of inspections of food business establishments in their areas in order to assess the hygiene standards of those establishments. In preparing a programme of inspections the food authority must have regard to the matters specified by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and approved by the Welsh Ministers. The food authority must carry out all inspections of food businesses in its area in accordance with the programme.

4.The meaning of “food authority”, “food business establishment” and “operator” for the purpose of the Act is set out in section 2(5). The Welsh Ministers may, by regulations, amend the definitions of “food business establishment” and “food authority”.

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