Register a Food Business

If you are planning to start a food business, you must register your premises at least 28 days before opening or producing food. This applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home, and mobile or temporary premises such as stalls and vans. Failing to register can result in legal action being taken against you.

Register your food business online, and you will be taken to our food registration form on the Food Standards Agency’s website. If you use two or more premises you will need to register all of them.

If food premises are to be used by several catering businesses (for example a village hall or conference centre) the person who allows the premises to be used for this purpose is responsible for registering them.

Once we receive a completed food registration we will contact you to confirm some of the details and gather any additional information we need. We will also plan an initial inspection at this point.


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