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The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers' Shops) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Butchers' Shops) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2000 and come into force as follows–

(a)regulations 1 and 5 on 8th May 2000; and

(b)regulations 2, 3 and 4 on 2nd October 2000.

(2) In these Regulations “the general Regulations” means the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995(1).

(3) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of regulation 3(1)

2.  In regulation 3(1) (application of provisions of the general Regulations), for the words “regulations 4 and 5” there is substituted the words “regulations 4, 4A and 5”.

Insertion of regulation 4A and Schedule 1A

3.—(1) After regulation 4 of the general Regulations there is inserted the following regulation:–

Licences for butchers' shops

4A.  Schedule 1A (provisions relating to the licensing of butchers' shops) shall have effect..

(2) After Schedule 1 to the general Regulations there is inserted as Schedule 1A the provisions set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Amendment of regulation 6(1)

4.  In regulation 6(1) (offences and penalties) of the general Regulations after “or 5,” there is inserted “or paragraph 2 of Schedule 1A”.

Transitional provision

5.—(1) Before regulation 2, 3 and 4 above come into force–

(a)any person who would have been entitled to apply for a licence in accordance with Schedule 1A to the general Regulations, may apply for a licence as if that regulation were in force by submitting an application which complies with that Schedule, as set out in the Schedule to these Regulations;

(b)food authorities–

(i)shall determine any such applications which they receive, give notices of determinations and, where appropriate, issue licences; and

(ii)may suspend or revoke any licence issued in respect of such an application and take any steps which they consider appropriate for the purposes of making determinations in relation to such applications and licences (including the inspection of premises and the receipt of charges),

as if the said Schedule 1A was in force.

(2) Any licence granted by a food authority pursuant to such an application shall, subject to paragraph 10 of Schedule 1A, remain in force for a period of one year commencing with the later of the date on which it is issued or 2nd October 2000.


A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,


29th March 2000

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