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The Food (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Interpretation (Articles 22 to 26)

21.—(1) In Articles 22 to 26—

“closure order” means an order made under Article 22(1);

“emergency order” means an order made under Article 23(1);

“food” and “food business” have the meanings assigned to them by the Food Hygiene (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1964(1);

“food hygiene regulations” means regulations made under Article 15;

“interested person” has the meaning given in Article 24(2);

“owner” means, in relation to premises which are not a stall or vehicle, any person who receives or is entitled to receive, whether on his own account or as agent or trustee for another, a rack rent, or who, if the premises were let at a rack rent, would so receive or be entitled to receive that rent;

“premises” includes any stall, vehicle or place to which food hygiene regulations apply.

(2) In paragraph (1), in the definition of “owner”, “rack rent” means a rent which is not less than two-thirds of the net annual value shown in the valuation list for the purposes of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(2).

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