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(1)This Act establishes a food hygiene rating scheme for Wales.
(2)The scheme provides for food authorities in Wales to inspect (section 2), and produce food hygiene ratings of (section 3), food business establishments in their areas.
(3)A food hygiene rating is to be produced by scoring the food hygiene standards of an establishment against criteria published by the Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) (sections 3 and 4).
(4)A food business establishment may appeal against its food hygiene rating and comment on it (sections 5 and 11).
(5)A food authority must inform the FSA of the food hygiene rating of an establishment in its area, and the FSA must publish the rating (section 6).
(6)A food business establishment must inform the public of its food hygiene rating (sections 7 and 8).
(7)Failure to inform the public is a criminal offence, punishable by a fine or fixed penalty (section 9, sections 19 to 22 and the Schedule).
(8)A food business establishment may in certain circumstances request a re-rating (section 12).
(9)Powers and responsibilities of food authorities and the FSA, and responsibilities of operators of food business establishments are set out in sections 14 to 16.
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