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Food Standards Act 1999

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20Power to issue guidance on control of food-borne diseases

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(1)The Agency may issue general guidance to local authorities or other public authorities on matters connected with the management of outbreaks or suspected outbreaks of food-borne disease.

(2)Guidance issued under this section must identify the authority or authorities to which it is addressed.

(3)The Agency shall publish any guidance issued under this section in such manner as it thinks fit.

(4)Any authority to whom guidance under this section is issued shall have regard to the guidance in carrying out any functions to which the guidance relates.

(5)In this section “food-borne disease” means a disease of humans which is capable of being caused by the consumption of infected or otherwise contaminated food.

(6)This section has effect without prejudice to any other powers of the Agency.

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