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Food Safety Act 1990

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55Water supply: England and Wales

(1)Nothing in Part II of this Act or any regulations or order made under that Part shall apply in relation to the supply of water to any premises, whether by a water undertaker or by means of a private supply (within the meaning of Chapter II of Part II of the [1989 c. 15.] Water Act 1989).

(2)In the following provisions of that Act, namely—

  • section 52 (duties of water undertakers with respect to water quality);

  • section 53 (regulations for preserving water quality); and

  • section 64 (additional powers of entry for the purposes of Chapter II),

for the words “domestic purposes”, wherever they occur, there shall be substituted the words “domestic or food production purposes”.

(3)In subsection (2) of section 56 of that Act (general functions of local authorities in relation to water quality), for the words “domestic purposes” there shall be substituted the words “domestic or food production purposes” and for the words “those purposes” there shall be substituted the words “domestic purposes”.

(4)In subsection (1) of section 57 of that Act (remedial powers of local authorities in relation to private supplies), for the words “domestic purposes”, in the first place where they occur, there shall be substituted the words “domestic or food production purposes”.

(5)In subsection (1) of section 66 of that Act (interpretation etc. of Chapter II), after the definition of “consumer” there shall be inserted the following definition—

  • “food production purposes” shall be construed in accordance with subsection (1A) below;.

(6)After that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A)In this Chapter references to food production purposes are references to the manufacturing, processing, preserving or marketing purposes with respect to food or drink for which water supplied to food production premises may be used; and in this subsection “food production premises” means premises used for the purposes of a business of preparing food or drink for consumption otherwise than on the premises.

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