Suspension and withdrawal of authorisations

6.—(1) A food authority may suspend or withdraw an authorisation if it is satisfied that the establishment in relation to which the authorisation was granted does not satisfy the requirements specified in regulations 4(1) or 5(1), as appropriate, or that there has been a breach of regulations 4(3) or 5(3), as appropriate.

(2) A food authority shall not suspend or withdraw an authorisation under this regulation unless–

(a)it has served a notice complying with paragraph (3) on the proprietor of the business carried on at the establishment; and

(b)it is satisfied, after the time for compliance with the notice has expired, that the establishment does not comply with the requirements specified in the notice.

(3) A notice served under paragraph (2)(a) shall–

(a)state that the food authority proposes to suspend or, as the case may be, withdraw the authorisation;

(b)identify each requirement specified in regulation 4(1) or (3), or, as appropriate, regulation 5(1) or (3), which the food authority is satisfied has not been complied with in relation to the establishment;

(c)in relation to each requirement identified under sub-paragraph (b), give reasons why the food authority is satisfied that that requirement has not been complied with; and

(d)state that, unless the proprietor of the business complies with the requirements specified in the notice within such reasonable time as is stated in the notice, the authorisation may be suspended or, as the case may be, withdrawn.