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Food Premises Approval

Food Premises Approval

Approval summary

Subject to certain exceptions, food businesses that sell products of animal origin to other businesses require the prior approval of the competent authority. Products of animal origin include fish, shellfish, meat, poultry and dairy products, etc. The approval process is designed to ensure these food businesses meet additional food safety requirements applicable to these products. Approval does not apply to businesses selling solely to the ultimate consumer (e.g. retail sale).

A local authority may authorise an officer to inspect all food premises, approved or not.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All food businesses subject to Regulation EC/853/2004 must be approved

  • The food business operator is responsible for applying for approval

  • Application for approval must be made on the form provided to be eligible for consideration

  • Businesses with more than one site must get approval for each site subject to regulation EC/853/2004 with the appropriate competent authority

Regulation Summary

Food business operators shall place products of animal origin manufactured in the Community on the market only if they have been prepared and handled exclusively in establishments that meet the relevant requirements of Regulation EC852/2004, Regulation EC853/2004 and that have also been approved by the competent authority.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.


Please email to apply for this licence.

Please note that fees lodged with any Licence application are non-refundable.

For Further Information Contact

Partnership & Performance
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452093/ 450000