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The Food Safety (Sampling and Qualifications) Regulations 1990

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The Poultry Meat (Water Content) (Scotland) Regulations 1983S.I. 1983/1372
The Milk-based Drinks (Hygiene and Heat Treatment) Regulations 1983S.I. 1983/1508
The Milk and Dairies (Heat Treatment of Cream) Regulations 1983S.I. 1983/1509
The Milk-based Drinks (Scotland) Regulations 1983S.I. 1983/1514
The Cream (Heat Treatment) (Scotland) Regulations 1983S.I. 1983/1515
The Poultry Meat (Water Content) Regulations 1984S.I. 1984/1145
The Natural Mineral Water Regulations 1985S.I. 1985/71
The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1987S.I. 1987/1523
The Milk and Dairies (Semi-skimmed and Skimmed Milk) (Heat Treatment) (Scotland) Regulations 1988S.I. 1988/2190
The Milk (Special Designations) (Scotland) Order 1988S.I. 1988/2191
The Milk and Dairies (Semi-skimmed and Skimmed Milk) (Heat Treatment and Labelling) Regulations 1988S.I. 1988/2206
The Milk (Special Designation) Regulations 1989S.I. 1989/2383

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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.


1.  The Laboratory of the Government Chemist.

2.  A laboratory owned by a Government Department.

3.  A laboratory in a health service hospital as defined in section 128 of the National Health Service Act 1977(2).

4.  A laboratory in a health service hospital as defined in section 108(1) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(3).

5.  A laboratory provided by the Secretary of State under section 5(2)(c) of the National Health Service Act 1977(4).

6.  A laboratory of a Public Analyst.

7.  A laboratory owned by the British Food Manufacturing Industries Research Association whose registered office is The Laboratories, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey.

8.  A laboratory owned by the Campden Food and Drink Research Association whose registered office is at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

9.  A laboratory owned by the Flour Milling and Baking Research Association whose registered office is at Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.

10.  A laboratory of a university in the United Kingdom.

11.  A laboratory of an institution treated under section 132(6) of the Education Reform Act 1988 as an institution within the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council.

12.  A laboratory of a grant aided college within the meaning of section 77(5) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(5).

13.  A laboratory of the Scottish Agricultural College.

14.  Any laboratory to which a food authority has submitted, between 1 January 1985 and 1 January 1990, a sample procured under the Food Act 1984(6) or the Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act 1956(7).

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1977 c. 49; section 128 was amended by paragraph 77(d) of Schedule 1 to the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53) and section 26(2)(c) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19).


1978 c. 29; section 108(1) was amended by paragraph 19(22)(b) of Schedule 9 to the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19).


1977 c. 49; section 5(2)(c) was amended by section 1(1) of the Public Health Laboratory Service Act 1979 (c. 23).

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