Register a food business

Registering a food business in Tamworth

The law states that any premises used for a food business must be registered.

You must register with us to store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises.

This includes:

  • Restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels and guest houses
  • Shops, supermarkets, staff canteens and kitchens in offices
  • Food warehouses, delivery vehicles
  • Any market or other stalls dealing with food
  • Food businesses run from home
  • Vans and fast food mobile vehicles - these need to be registered at the address it is stored when you are not trading (with the council for that area)
  • Childminders – if you provide food, the details you give to Ofsted or your childminder agency will be used to register your food business. You do not need to register separately. See this FSA pack for more information.

The register allows us to keep an up-to-date list of all premises in our area so we can visit them when we need to. How often we visit will depend on the degree of risk involved.

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Guide to registering your food business

Anyone starting a new food business should register with us at least 28 days before opening for the first time. If you are already running a food business and have not registered, please contact us as soon as possible.

There is no charge to register your business and all you need to do is complete the application form. Once we have your application, we’ll arrange to carry out a full food hygiene inspection in due course to make sure your hygiene processes meet legal standards. 

You don’t need to renew the registration at any time, but you must tell us about any changes, for example if you stop trading or the nature of your business changes.

Contact the team by emailing, or call us on 01827 709709.

Register of food businesses in Tamworth

We enter details from all food registration application forms on our database. A register of the name of the business (if any), its address, telephone number and the type of business, is open for inspection by the public. Records of other information provided will not be publicly available.

Approval for handling animal products

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