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Apply to register a food business

The law requires all food businesses to be registered or approved.

To store, prepare, distribute or sell food, you need to be registered as a food business with us 28 days before you open. This includes catering businesses run from home and temporary premises.

There is no registration charge.

If you manufacture or process food from animals, you need to be approved rather than registered.

If you supply these products to other food business establishments you must not operate until approval has been granted.

Examples of food products and processes that usually need approval are:

  • Meat products, for example sausages, burgers, chilled/frozen meals
  • Cheese – production, portioning and re-wrapping
  • Dairy Products – yogurt, cream, pasteurised milk
  • Fish – Smoking

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