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Approved food premises licence

This licence will be required by larger food business establishments proposing to manufacture and handle "products of animal origin".

Under Regulation (EC) No.853/2004, food business establishments may require approval if they intend to handle "products of animal origin", for example, fresh meat, raw minced meat, raw milk, eggs, shellfish and fish, to produce any of the following:

  • Minced meat
  • Meat preparations
  • Mechanically separated meat
  • Meat products
  • Live Bi Valve Molluscs
  • Fishery products
  • Raw milk (other than raw cows' milk)
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs (not primary production)
  • Egg products
  • Frogs legs and snails
  • Rendered animal fats and greaves
  • Treated stomachs, bladders and intestines
  • Gelatine and collagen
  • Certain cold stores
  • Certain wholesale markets

If your food business requires approval there are a number of requirements that need to be followed. You cannot operate until your food establishment has received a full or conditional approval from us.

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