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Food Hygiene Rating Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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6.—(1) A food business establishment’s food hygiene rating—

(a)becomes valid when it is notified to the operator of the establishment under section 2, 3 or 4 (as the case may be), and

(b)unless it ceases to be valid as a result of subsection (2), continues to be valid until, where there is a new food hygiene rating for the establishment, the end of the appeal period in relation to that new rating.

(2) A food business establishment’s food hygiene rating ceases to be valid if—

(a)there is a change of ownership of the establishment,

(b)the establishment ceases trading, or

(c)the establishment is unable to trade, as a result of a hygiene prohibition order, a hygiene emergency prohibition notice or a hygiene emergency prohibition order under the Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (2006 No.3).

(3) The sticker provided under section 2, 3 or 4 showing a food business establishment’s food hygiene rating—

(a)becomes valid as soon as it is received by the operator of the establishment, and

(b)remains valid for as long as the rating to which it relates is valid.

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