Food Overview |
Registered Food Premises |
Complaints About Food Premises |
Hygiene Standards For Food Premises |
Personal Hygiene |
Dealing With Pests |
Cleaning Schedule |
Cleaning Cloths |
Temperature Control |
Food Control Plan
Registration of food premises is required to help maintain safe and healthy food premises. It is an offence to operate a food premises prior to the issue of a certificate of registration. Regular checks will take place to ensure food safety standards remain in place and that structural requirements are being maintained.
There are two options for registering a food premises:
Registration under the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974Your premises must comply with the structural requirements of the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974. You are required to complete an application form for registering a new food premises prior to opening.
Registration of a Food Safety ProgrammeOnce a Food Safety Programme (FSP) is registered, your premise is automatically exempt from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974. A registered FSP is based on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system.
The principles of HACCP can be used as a tool to write your Food Safety Programme. It is a documented system which identifies food safety hazards within your premises and details procedures to control these hazards.If you do not have an approved FSP in place when opening your food premise, you will need to comply with the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974.If you choose to register an HACCP based Food Safety Programme you will receive an exemption from the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974. For information about registering an HACCP based Food Safety Programme contact the Ministry of Primary Industries on 0800 0083 33 or email email@example.com.
You must renew your food licence every year. The registration period runs from 1 July to 30 June. If you currently hold a Food Premises Licence you automatically be sent a renewal application form to renew your registration for another year.Return to top
The fee for renewing a food premises licence will be included on your renewal of registration application form. If you purchased the premises during the registration year, i.e. between 1 July and 30 June, you will have to pay a transfer fee. You will still be required to pay the annual licence fee as the transfer fee only covers the transfer of the licence from one owner to the next.
If you purchase an existing food premises you will need to transfer the registration into your name. A fee applies. The transfer must be completed within 14 days of the purchase of the premises for the registration to remain valid.
No. Charity or fundraising events like a school gala day or sausage sizzle do not require a food licence, however standard food hygiene requirements apply.
Major events like festivals require a written request to our environmental health team with details of the event. The request must be received at least four weeks before the event.
Generally yes. Contact us for more information.
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