Explanatory Memorandum

Food Hygiene Rating Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 3

29 January 2016

Commentary on Sections

Section 18: Transitional provision

This section allows the Department to make, by order, transitional provisions. The purpose is to provide establishments with a food hygiene rating within a transitional period. In particular the order may provide for ratings assessed prior to the commencement of the legislation to be treated as the establishment’s food hygiene rating, until a new rating is prepared under the legislation.