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Approved food premises

Licence summary

If you operate food premises you may need to be approved by your local authority.

Examples of types of premises that are required to be approved local authorities are stand alone (ie not attached to a slaughter house, cutting plant or game handling establishment):

You should contact your local authority to see if you require approval.

  • meat processing plants
  • meat preparation plants
  • minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
  • cold stores

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us.

Apply online (via gov.uk)

Apply for approved food premises (external website)

Application to change a food premises approval (external website)

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Customer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

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