Approved Premises Food Safety

Some food businesses require approval instead of registration. If you produce products of animal origin (meat, fish, dairy or eggs). 

Usually the following types of food business will require approval

  • Food manufacturers producing products of animal origin

  • Stand alone cold stores

  • Central production kitchens which supply caterers or retailers

  • Establishments that pack or wrap (re-pack or re-wrap) products of animal origin such as meat, fish, dairy or egg products.

To apply for approval you should complete an approval application form from the link at the bottom of the page. This will need to be returned to this office together with the necessary documentation. Once your application has been received an officer will be in contact with you and arrange to visit you at your premises. The officer will look in depth at your process and documentation and discuss any work you need to do in order to comply with the regulations. If your business has achieved the required standards approval will be granted and you will be issued with a unique approval number which makes up part of the of the identification mark that you will need to apply to your products.

If you are unsure whether your intended business activity will require approval you should contact the Public Protection Team on 01225 477508 or email: 

Below is the link to the government website to apply for approval of the premises.

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