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Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013

This Act became law in Wales on 4 March 2013.

Purpose

The Act makes it compulsory for food businesses to display their food hygiene rating where it can easily be seen by customers.

Food businesses are rated between 0 (urgent improvement necessary) to 5 (very good) based on their compliance with food law requirements. The Act requires food businesses to display their food hygiene rating and local authorities to enforce the mandatory scheme in their area and ensure ratings are correctly displayed.

Benefits

Display of food hygiene ratings allows customers to make more informed choices about where to eat or shop for food. It will encourage food businesses to improve their food hygiene standards..

More information

Full details of the Act are available from the National Assembly for Wales (external website).