Register your food business

The registration of premises used for a food business is required by law. There is no cost to register a food business and you can use the online form below:

Complete a Food Business Registration

Alternatively, you may complete the downloadable Food Business Registration form (PDF)

Once registered, you are required to ensure your details are kept up-to-date and must notify the Council of any changes to the information submitted.

Food safety management

The law also requires that food businesses have a documented food safety management system, to identify risks and to take action on them.

Further information

For specific information about the law, and all the subjects mentioned above, see the Food Standards Agency website - Starting a Food Business

Full details of food safety regulations are also available through the FSA website, Food Standards Agency website - Legislation and Regulation 

For information on hygiene resources, and a written food safety management system (which is required by law), see the Food Standards Agency website - Hygiene Legislation

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