Register a food business

By law you must register your food business before you start operating or after you make a significant change. If a new company starts operating at an existing food premises in our area it must also register.

The law defines a food business as:

  • one that carries out any of the activities related to any stage of production, processing and distribution of food
  • whether for profit or not
  • whether public or private

Food business operator means the natural or legal persons responsible for ensuring that the requirements of food law are met within the food business under their control.

If you are a home or mobile caterer please make sure that you have a realistic and durable business plan in place and are prepared for our visit before you register.

Register your food business

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