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The Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 1990

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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 instead of a thesis, and

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

3.  A Diploma in Bacteriology awarded by the University of London or the University of Manchester.

4.  Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists in medical microbiology.

5.  Fellowship of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences if that Fellowship has been gained after passing the examinations in medical microbiology set by that Institute.

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

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

8.  The graduateship of the Institute of Biology gained after passing the examinations in the Institute’s theory paper in microbiology.

9.  In paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Schedule, “degree” means a degree awarded by a body recognised for the purposes of section 214 of the Education Reform Act 1988(1) (which relates to bodies empowered to award degrees in the United Kingdom) or by a university in the European Community.

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