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 Food Standards Agency, rather than registered. If you are uncertain whether your business needs to be approved or registered, contact your local authority.
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence (new window)
Will tacit consent apply?
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.
No fee is required for this application.
Registration of a food business establishment (new window)
Application to change a food premises registration (new window)
Failed application redress / Licence holder redress
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 a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice (new window) will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (new window).
Food Safety, Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, CH7 6NF
Telephone: 01352 703386
Chilled Food Association (new window)
National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (new window)
In partnership with EUGO