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Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013

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15Other powers and responsibilities of food authorities

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(1)A food authority must send prescribed information to operators of new food business establishments in its area.

(2)This information must be sent to an operator within 14 days of whichever of the following events is applicable—

(a)the operator’s establishment being registered by the food authority under Article 6 of EC Regulation 852/2004 (or equivalent alternative obligation for registering such establishments), or

(b)the operator’s establishment applying to the food authority for approval under Article 4 of EC Regulation 853/2004 (or equivalent alternative obligation for approval of such establishments).

(3)In exercising its functions under this Act, a food authority must have regard to—

(a)recommendations made by the FSA;

(b)guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers under section 23 of this Act.

(4)A food authority must make arrangements to enforce the obligations imposed by this Act on establishments in its area.

(5)A food authority must review the operation of the food hygiene rating scheme in its area—

(a)periodically, with a view to ensuring that the rating criteria are assessed fairly and consistently;

(b)at the request of the FSA, for the purpose of assisting the FSA to evaluate the scheme as required by section 14Error: Reference source not found.

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