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Register your Food Business Online

Completing this service should take around 10 minutes.

To complete this service you will need.

  • Business details
    • Contact details
    • Trading name 
    • Opening times 
  • Your details

Register a food business online

Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans. If you have more than one premises, you will need to register all of them.

Registration form

Alternatively, you can download, print off and complete a paper application and return it to the address on the form

To request a form to be posted to you, please contact the Food Safety Team.

Legal Requirement

It is a legal requirement when starting up or taking over ownership of a food business to register with the Food Team at your local authority at least 28 days before operating. There is no charge for registration.

(Regulation (EC) No.852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs, Article 6(2))

Mobile Food Businesses

If you are operating a mobile food business the vehicle must be registered with the Council where it is stored/garaged overnight. Also if you are operating a mobile food business you should contact the Markets and Fairs Team who will advise on which streets street trading is prohibited. 

Contact us

Food Safety Team

LH Box 45
Loxley House
Station Street
United Kingdom

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