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The Food Hygiene Rating (Online Display) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023

Northern Ireland

A consultation on the introduction of secondary legislation needed to implement the online display provision within the statutory food hygiene rating scheme established by the Food Hygiene Rating Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Last updated: 17 June 2022

This consultation will be of most interest to 

  • District councils in Northern Ireland and their representative and professional bodies 
  • Food businesses and their representative bodies 
  • Consumers and consumer organisations 
  • Online platforms facilitating food ordering  
  • Public health organisations 
  • Organisations using the FSA’s open data on food hygiene ratings 

Consultation subject 

This consultation is about the introduction of secondary legislation needed to implement the online display provision within the statutory food hygiene rating scheme established by the Food Hygiene Rating Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.  

Purpose of the consultation 

The FSA is seeking views and comments from stakeholders on the draft Food Hygiene Rating (Online Display) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023 and the potential impact on food businesses and district councils. 

Our assessment of the impact of the proposed regulations is also provided - see Annex B of the consultation pack. This sets out the expected impacts of the proposed regulations and the associated costs and benefits for different stakeholders. We are seeking your feedback on this assessment and any further evidence you may have on the impacts (costs and benefits) that we should take account of.  

Consultation pack

This consultation pack provides the background information and details you will need to know in order to respond to the questions in this consultation.

How to respond 

Responses to this consultation should be sent to executive.support@food.gov.uk  

Details of consultation 

This consultation has been produced by the Food Standards Agency to get your views on the draft Food Hygiene Rating (Online Display) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023, and the potential impact on food businesses and district councils.  

Who is the Food Standards Agency?  

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for protecting public health and protecting consumer interests in relation to food in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  

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Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

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Further information

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.