Who needs to register food businesses?
Registration will apply to all types of food businesses that serve customers directly, including:
- restaurants, cafes and takeaways
- catering businesses run from home, B&Bs, mobile catering and temporary businesses
- marquees, food stalls, food pop ups and food vans
- nurseries, schools and care homes
- distance selling, mail order and food delivery including online
You will need to register your food business if you:
- sell food
- cook food
- store or handle food
- prepare food
- distribute food
Companies involved with food distribution or food supply that operate from an office should also register as food businesses. This applies even if no food is kept at the premises.
Updating your business details
- make sure your local authority always has up-to-date information about your premises
- tell your local authority if you are planning to make any significant changes to your business, including closure
If you operate more than one premises, you need to register each of them with the local authority in which they are located.
Get in touch if you have any questions