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The Food Hygiene Rating Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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6.  The information that a district council must send to operators of new food business establishments in its area in accordance with section 12(2) of the Act is an explanation of—

(a)the food hygiene rating that may be given to a food business establishment;

(b)how food hygiene ratings are calculated, including what levels of achievement are required for each rating;

(c)who produces the food hygiene rating and when that will first be done;

(d)when, where and how a Food Hygiene Rating Sticker must be displayed;

(e)the fact that the operator of a food business establishment will be notified of the rating for the food business establishment before it is published;

(f)any requirements for food business establishments supplying consumers with food ordered by means of an online facility;

(g)the operator’s right to—

(i)appeal against a rating;

(ii)request a re-rating; and

(iii)comment on a rating; and

(h)how the operator can obtain further information.

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