Food Van

Registration of premises used for a food business (including market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures) is required by law. Registration will allow an up-to date list of all those premises operating in the district so inspectors can visit them on a programmed basis.. The frequency of the visits will depend on the type of business.

Any food business run for more than 5 days in any 5 consecutive weeks must tell the Council about any premises used for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food. Food premises includes restaurants, hotels, cafes, shops, supermarkets, staff canteens, kitchens in offices, warehouses, guest houses, delivery vehicles, market and other stalls, hot dog and ice cream vans etc.

Anyone starting a new food business must register with the Council at least 28 days before doing so.

The majority of premises will have to be registered. However, certain premises are exempt from registration e.g. Some which are already registered for food law purposes, certain agricultural premises, motor cars, tents and marquees (but not stalls), some domestic premises and some village halls.

If you use vehicles for you food business in connection with permanent premises such as a shop or warehouse you only need to tell the us how many vehicles you have. You do not need to register each vehicle separately. If you have one or more vehicles but no permanent premises, you must tell us where they are normally kept.

The majority of premises will have to be registered. However, certain premises are exempt from registration e.g. Some which are already registered for food law purposes, certain agricultural premises, motor cars, tents and marquees (but not stalls), some domestic premises and some village halls. You should contact us if you think you might be exempt.

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