It’s free to register your food business with us and it should be done 28 days before the opening. This gives us time to come and visit the business and make sure it meets food safety standard. If you’re setting up a new business you should check should check that you don’t need planning permission.
Register your business online
Your food business may require approval if you intend to use "unprocessed products of animal origin" e.g. fresh meat, raw minced meat, raw milk, eggs to produce any, or a combination of the following:
If you’re thinking of setting up an approved food premises talk to us to discuss the proposals. We’ll be able to help you with the approval application process and discuss relevant technical food (and health and safety) aspects with you. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 901 3974