Food Premises Registration


To store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises you need to be registered with the local authority.  Premises include restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, canteens, market stalls, mobile catering vans and food delivery vans.

Some manufacturers handling products of animal origin may need to be approved by the local authority or the Meat Hygiene Service, rather than registered.  If you are uncertain whether your business needs to be approved or registered, contact your local authority.

Regulation Summary


A summary of the regulation relating to this licence - go to EUR-Lex Access to European Union Law website.

 

Apply Online

Apply for registration of a food business establishment

 

No provision in legislation.

No provision in legislation.

Yes.  This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period of 30 days.

There is no fee required.

Please contact your local authority in the first instance.

 Please contact your local authority in the first instance.


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 of a letter (with proof of delivery).  If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide will give you advice.  From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

E.g., about noise, pollution, etc.  Also should one licence holder complain about another.
 

Trade Associations


Chilled Food Association (CFA)

National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT)

Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA)

Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF)

 


Phone Contact us....



Telephone: 01992 564608
Email: publichealth@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Or you can write to us at:
Public Health Team, Environment & Street Scene, Epping Forest District Council,,  Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ

 

Phone Contact us....



Telephone: 01992 564608
Email: publichealth@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Or you can write to us at:
Public Health Team, Environment & Street Scene, Epping Forest District Council,,  Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ