Food business registration
All premises that serve or sell food or drink must register regardless of whether or not the premises operate commercially, as required by Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004. Failure to register is an offence.
For the latest guidance for food businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19) visit GOV.UK.
Registering a food business
You need to register with your Local Authority 28 days before you start your food business. Registration is free of charge.Register a food business
Changes to your food business
Once you have registered, please let us know if either of the following changes:
- the nature of the business or
- the proprietor
Starting up a new food business
If you're thinking of starting a new food business visit the Food Standards Agency website for advice.
Operating a food business safely
For advice on producing food safely visit the Food Standards Agency website - safety advice
Food business approval
If your business involves handling meat, fish, egg or dairy products, you must be inspected and may require approval. Gov UK have more information on when you need approval. To apply for approval complete the form and return it to us.