Registration of a food business is required by law and is completely free of charge. Premises must be registered 28 days before the business opens. For a registration form please contact Environmental Health.
A food business means any undertaking, whether carried on for profit or not, whether public or private and includes any or all of the following operations; preparation, processing, manufacture, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution, handling of, or offering for sale food.
Environmental Health is able to provide advice on both materials and equipment that can be used in a food business prior to starting work. Should you need further help or advice, please contact Environmental Health.
Some food businesses will need to carry out extra work to comply with more specific requirements. These include manufacturers of meat products, meat preparations and milk products. Please ask for advice to see if your business needs to meet any specific requirements.