Food Premises Approval Licences

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Licence summary If you operate food premises you may need to be approved by your local authority.

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

You should contact your local authority to see if you require approval.
  • meat processing plants
  • meat preparation plants
  • minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
  • cold stores
Eligibility Criteria No provision in legislation
Regulation Summary
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 the local authority within a reasonable period, please get in contact.
Failed Application Redress Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
Licence Holder Redress Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
Other Redress For example, about noise or pollution, or if one licence holder complains about another, etc.
Trade Associations

Contact details

Licensing Team
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