Food business registration
If you run a food business, you must register the food establishment with us at least 28 days before the business starts trading or the food operations commence. This applies to any premises used for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food.
- Care homes
- Market stalls
- Mobile catering vans
- Food delivery vans
Following successful registration, you will receive confirmation with a reference number via email. Your business is then permitted to start trading.
A registered food business must ensure that we are notified promptly of any significant changes of the food activities and changes to the details previously supplied to us. A change of ownership or address will require a new registration.
If you use your home for a food business you must also register although specific requirements apply to child-minders .
Your premises may need approving by us or the Food Standards Agency if you supply other businesses with:
- egg products
When registered, one of our officers will contact you to discuss how your food hygiene inspection will be carried out.
Email [email protected] if you need any advice. We are happy to provide guidance to help you meet legal requirements ensuring you gain the best possible rating from the start.
Food business register
We keep a register of food related businesses.