Register food premises

The law requires that premises used for a food business (including market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures) should be registered. This must be done at least 28 days before starting up. There is no fee involved.

If you are setting up a new food business, it is your responsibility to inform us and to register your business.  Further information can be found in the notes on registration of food premises.

It is also your responsibility to inform us of any changes to the business, or if the business is closing, within 28 days of the change.

 

How to register food premises?

To register, or to inform us of any changes to the business, contact us:


Further information

If you run a food business you must tell us about any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food. Food premises include restaurants, hotels, cafes, shops, supermarkets, staff canteens, kitchens in offices, warehouses, guest houses, delivery vehicles, buffet cars on trains, market and other stalls, hot dog and ice cream vans, etc.

If you use vehicles for your food business in connection with permanent  premises such as a shop, or warehouse, you only need to tell us how many vehicles you have. You do not need to register each vehicle separately. If you have one or more vehicles but no permanent premises, you must tell us where they are normally kept.

Food businesses can include home caterers, clubs, market stalls, child minders, vehicles and some domestic premises if they are used to store, handle or prepare food. Food includes drinks, confectionery and wrapped food.


Approval of food premises

Certain establishments may require approval under 853/2004 which specifically looks at products of animal origin. Further information: food premises - approve


Legislation

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

Public Register

View the public register of Gwynedd registered food business establishments


Useful websites

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