Approved food premises

Businesses required by law to be ‘approved food premises’

If your business makes, prepares or handles food of animal origin such as meat, fish or dairy, and supplies it to predominantly to other businesses and not directly to the public, you may need to apply to us to become an approved food premises.

This is different to our normal food registration requirements.

Types of premises needing approval

You can see an example of the sort of businesses needing approval below, and the full list is available on the Food Standards Agency website.

  • Meat processing or preparation plants
  • Cold stores
  • Manufacturers of meat, dairy, egg or fish products
  • Repackaging of products of animal origin

Apply for approval

Conditions of the approval

If your food premises requires approval, you will need to meet extra rules over and above the general requirements for food premises, as they usually involve higher risk operations.

If you think your food business may need to be approved, please get in touch. 

Tel: 01827 709709. Email: