Registration of Food Operators

Registration Summary

If you run a food business for five or more days in any five consecutive weeks, you must tell, (or arrange for someone else to tell), us about any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food.

Anyone starting a new food business must register with us at least 28 days before doing so.

The majority of premises have to be registered. However, certain premises are exempt from registration, such as those which are already registered for food law purposes, certain agricultural premises, motorcars, tents and marquees (but not stalls), some domestic premises and some village halls.

You should contact us if you think you might be exempt.