Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
All Northern Ireland district councils, food businesses, and other stakeholders with an interest in food hygiene law.
About this consultation
This consultation concerns the operation of the statutory food hygiene rating scheme in Northern Ireland.
When Regulation (EU) 2017/625 repealed and replaced Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on 14 December 2019, it impacted the operation of the statutory food hygiene rating scheme in Northern Ireland (NI) insofar as statutory food hygiene ratings could no longer be issued.
A statutory rule is therefore required to amend the Food Hygiene Rating Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 to allow all references to Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 to be replaced with Regulation (EU) 2017/625. Once in operation, this amendment will allow statutory food hygiene ratings to be issued to food businesses following inspections.
Purpose of the consultation
To seek the comments of district councils, food businesses, and other stakeholders on the proposed Food Hygiene Rating Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020.
How to respond
Responses are required by 30 October 2020.
Please send any comments and views to:
Executive Support Team
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This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.