Starting a food business
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.
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. To register please:
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 please visit the:
Operating a food business safely
For advice on producing food safely, please:
- visit the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website - safety advice
- fill in the Application for Food Business approval