Although most food businesses need to register with their local authority, some types of food business need to submit a different application form to become an Approved Food Business.
If your business is involved in the production of any of the foods listed below then you may need to apply to become an Approved Food Business:
- Dairy Products
- Egg Products
- Egg Packing
- Fish Products
- Shellfish Purification
- Meat Products
- Minced Meat and Meat Preparation
How to Apply
If you would like to apply in writing to become an Approved Food Business then please download our Food Approval Application Form (pdf) and return it to us at the address below.
If you would like to apply online to become an Approved Food Business then please visit the gov.uk to Apply online to become an Approved Food Business (external link)
If you would like to discuss your application before submission please contact us on the phone number below.
Once you have submitted your application form and accompanying documents we will contact you to discuss your application in more detail and to inspect your premises.
Keeping Details up to Date
Once you have been approved you will be inspected on a regular basis but you must notify us of a change of food business operator, if the nature of the food business changes or if the business closes. To notify us of a change then please resubmit a new application either on paper or online using the forms above.