Approved food premises

If you operate certain types of food premises you may need to be approved either by us or in some cases, the Foods Standards Agency.

Examples of businesses requiring approval by us are manufacturing or processing premises for meat, fish, egg or dairy products not for sale to the final consumer.

Fresh meat premises, such as fresh red meat and poultry slaughter houses, cutting plants or farmed and wild game handling establishments, require approval by the Foods Standards Agency.

More details can be found on the industry guidance pages at the Food Standards Agency website.