Starting a food business
If you are starting a new food business or taking over an existing one you must register your premises with us at least 28 days before you start operating. It's free to register. This is a legal requirement.
Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as market stalls and vans.
To register please:
Register a food business
Or fill in and return the:
Changes to your food business
Once you have registered, please let us know if either of the following changes:
- the nature of the business or
- the proprietor.
Starting up a new food business
If you're thinking of starting a new food business please visit the:
Operating a food business safely
For advice on producing food safely, please visit the:
- Food Standards Agency - Food safety advice