Approval of food premises

The authority is required to inspect and approve any premises defined as products of animal origin such as meat, dairy, egg or fish product plants under EC derived legislation.

The premises are approved under:

Food premises approved under these regulations must meet additional requirements above the general requirements for food premises as they usually involve more high risk operations.

All food premises producing products of animal origin are required to be approved unless exempted. Exemptions are detailed in the Food Law Practice Guidance (England) and are based on the premises being retail or supplying other retailers on a marginal, localised and restricted basis.

This includes a detailed HACCP Plan to ensure the food business operator is controlling risks at identified critical control points.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for approval under the above regulations please contact your local Environmental Health Department. If you wish to apply for approval under the above regulations you need to complete the application form below. Please email the completed form, along with all supporting documents to

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