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Food Hygiene Rating Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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9.—(1) Each district council must enforce the provisions of this Act in its district.

(2) An authorised officer of a district council may, on producing the officer’s authorisation (if required to do so), enter the premises of a food business establishment in its district at any reasonable hour for the purpose of—

(a)ascertaining whether the duty under section 7 or 8 is being complied with, and

(b)if there is evidence that the duty is not being complied with, enforcing the duty.

(3) Where the premises of a food business establishment are also used as a private residence, an officer may not enter a part of the premises in reliance on subsection (2) unless the officer has given the occupier at least 24 hours’ notice of the intention to enter.

(4) An “authorised officer” of a district council is an officer authorised by the council in writing, either in general or specific terms, to act in matters arising under this Act.

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