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The Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Protection of officers acting in good faith

25.—(1) An officer of an enforcement authority is not personally liable in respect of any act done by him or her—

(a)in the execution or purported execution of the Hygiene Regulations; and

(b)within the scope of his or her employment,

if the officer did that act in the honest belief that his or her duty under the Hygiene Regulations required or entitled him or her to do it.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) is to be construed as relieving any enforcement authority of any liability in respect of the acts of their officers.

(3) Where an action has been brought against an officer of an enforcement authority in respect of an act done by him or her—

(a)in the execution or purported execution of the Hygiene Regulations; but

(b)outside the scope of his or her employment,

the authority may indemnify the officer against the whole or a part of any damages which the officer has been ordered to pay or any costs which the officer may have incurred if they are satisfied that the officer honestly believed that the act complained of was within the scope of his or her employment.

(4) A public analyst appointed by a food authority will be treated for the purposes of this regulation as being an officer of the authority, whether or not the officer’s appointment is a whole-time one.

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