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Approved food premises

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Licence summary

If you operate food premises you may need to be approved by us.

Examples of types of premises that are required to be approved by local authorities are stand alone (i.e. not attached to a slaughter house, cutting plant or game handling establishment):

  • Meat processing plants
  • Meat preparation plants
  • Minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
  • Cold stores

You should contact us to see if you require approval.

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation summary

Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013

Application evaluation process

No provision in legislation

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 us within 10 days please contact us.

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance

Consumer complaint

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 of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline will give you advice. Outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Licence Committee Minutes

If you would like to view Licence Committee minutes, just use the options below .

Licensing Panel

Licensing Sub Panel

Taxi licensing Sub Committee

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Last updated: 23 June 2015

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