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Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013

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3 Food hygiene ratings

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(1)Where a food business establishment has been inspected in accordance with section 2, a food authority must assess the food hygiene standards of the establishment and produce a rating (a “food hygiene rating”) for that establishment scored against criteria set out by the FSA (the “rating criteria”).

(2)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations provide for a food hygiene rating to be based on an assessment of the food hygiene standards of an establishment carried out prior to the commencement of this Act.

(3)Within 14 days of an inspection, a food authority must send to the operator of the establishment—

(a)written notification of its food hygiene rating;

(b)a written statement of the reasons for the rating;

(c)a food hygiene rating sticker in a form prescribed;

(d)such other information as may be prescribed.

(4)A food hygiene rating ceases to be valid in the following cases—

(a)when an operator of an establishment has received notification of a new food hygiene rating and—

(i)the period of 21 days for an appeal against the new food hygiene rating has expired, or

(ii)if an appeal has been made, the appeal has been determined and the operator has received notification of the outcome;

(b)when there has been a transfer of ownership of an establishment or an establishment has ceased trading.

(5)The Welsh Ministers may prescribe that certain categories of establishment may be exempt from rating.

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