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Food Hygiene Rating Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 1: Food hygiene rating

This section requires district councils to rate the food hygiene standards of food business establishments supplying food direct to consumers, following inspections carried out as part of official controls required by EU law. It allows the Department to make regulations to specify categories of establishment that would not be rated and to amend the definition of ‘food business establishment’, to enable other categories of establishment to be rated, for example, food establishments that supply food other than direct to consumers, such as trade to trade supply.

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