Before starting a food business, you need to either register the premises you use or obtain approval
You must register every premises where food is stored, prepared, distributed or sold, including:
You must register at least 28 days before you start any food operations.
You may be fined, imprisoned for up to 2 years or both if you run a food business without registering.
If you make, prepare or handle food that comes from animals, for example meat or dairy products, other than for direct sale to the consumer, your premises may need to be approved by us before you can undertake the activity.
You still have to register.
For a New Business Information Pack, or if you have questions about registering, contact the Food Safety Team.
Registration is free.
Complete the registration form by clicking the button below.
Unless we need more information, you will receive a confirmation of receipt of your food registration form.
Some details about your business will appear on our public register of food businesses and will also be provided to Trading Standards at KCC, who deal with food labelling and composition matters.