Register a new food business

Before a new food business can start trading it needs to be registered with us. 

Register your food business

It is also important to think about the following requirements from the beginning.

  • All food businesses must meet the terms of the hygiene standards set out in Regulation (EC) 852/2004 (hygiene of foodstuffs).
  • Depending on the size and nature of your business, you will need to look into which food safety records you will need, and make sure these are completed.
  • You will need to consider food hygiene training for your staff.
  • You can expect food hygiene inspections  by qualified food officers.
  • Waste and recycling collections must be arranged with a licensed waste contractor.
  • You must make sure your food business meets labelling requirements.
  • You must have all the necessary planning and building regulation approvals for the premises to be used as a food business.
  • Your food business must meet health and safety  requirements.
  • Cooking smells or noise should not cause a nuisance to neighbouring properties.

More information

Visit the Food Standards Agency’s website for more information