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The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995

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8.—(1) Each food authority shall enforce and execute these Regulations within its area.

(2) In executing and enforcing these Regulations, a food authority shall—

(a)ensure that—

(i)food premises are inspected with a frequency which has regard to the risk associated with those premises, and

(ii)inspections include a general assessment of the potential food safety hazards associated with the food business being inspected;

(b)pay particular attention to the critical control points identified by food businesses to assess whether the necessary monitoring and verification controls are being operated;

(c)give due consideration to whether the proprietor of a food business has acted in accordance with any relevant guide to good hygiene practice which has been—

(i)forwarded by the Secretary of State to the Commission pursuant to article 5.5 of the Directive, unless the Secretary of State has announced that it no longer complies with article 3 of the Directive, or

(ii)developed in accordance with article 5.6 and 7 of the Directive and published in accordance with article 5.8 of the Directive.

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