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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: