Food premises approval

The law requires that premises used for a food business should be registered; details for registration of food premises are on our website.

Businesses which process animal products may also need approval under 853/2004. Animal produce includes meat, fish, milk, egg, fat, honey and blood produce.


How to apply

For more details, or to register and get approval, call 01766 771000. The premises will need to be registered and council officers will assist you in gaining approval. A site inspection will be held.



178/2002: General principles and requirements of food law
852/2004: On the hygiene of foodstuffs
853/2004: Specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin

Useful websites

The Food Standards Agency
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Food and Drink Federation
Drinking Water Inspectorate
Trading Standards Institute
Health and Safety Executive