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The Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Power to issue codes of recommended practice

24.—(1) For the guidance of food authorities, the National Assembly for Wales may issue codes of recommended practice as regards the execution and enforcement of the Hygiene Regulations.

(2) The Agency may, after consulting the National Assembly for Wales, give a food authority a direction requiring them to take any specified steps in order to comply with a code issued under this regulation.

(3) In exercise of the functions conferred on them by or under the Hygiene Regulations, every food authority —

(a)must have regard to any relevant provision of any such code; and

(b)must comply with any direction which is given under this regulation and requires them to take any specified steps in order to comply with such a code.

(4) Any direction under paragraph (2) will, on the application of the Agency, be enforceable by mandatory order.

(5) The Agency must consult the National Assembly for Wales before making an application under paragraph (4).

(6) Before issuing any code under this regulation, the National Assembly for Wales will have regard to any relevant advice given by the Agency.

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