Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2Qualifications of Food Examiners


1.  A first degree (with honours) in microbiology (irrespective of the title of the degree).

2.  A degree of Master of Science, provided that —

(a)the degree was awarded following an examination rather than a thesis; and

(b)at least one paper in the degree was in microbiology.

3.  Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences if that Fellowship has been gained after passing the higher specialist diploma examination in medical microbiology set by that Institute.

4.  The degree in Mastership in Chemical Analysis awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

5.  Fellowship or Membership of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

6.  In paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Part, “degree” means a degree awarded by a body recognised for the purposes of Article 3 of the Education (Unrecognised Degrees) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(1) (which relates to bodies empowered to award degrees in the United Kingdom) or by a university in another Member State.


1.  The Laboratory of the Government Chemist.

2.  A laboratory owned by a Government Department or a laboratory under the equivalent control of the government of another Member State.

3.  A laboratory appointed as an official control laboratory under Regulation 882/2004.

4.  A laboratory of a university in the United Kingdom or of another Member State.

5.  A laboratory of a fundable body within the meaning of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005(2).

6.  A laboratory of the Scottish Agricultural College.

7.  A laboratory specialising in food microbiology and accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.