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Apply for food business approval

If your food business makes, prepares or handles animal produce including meat, dairy, egg, fish or shellfish for supply to other businesses, it may require approval by us before you begin trading.

Before you start

If you think you may need approval, contact the Food Safety Team before applying.

If we have confirmed that your business needs approval, you can apply online.

For more information on when you do not need approval, visit the Food Standards Agency.

Page last reviewed: 26 January 2021

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