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Food Premises Approval

Click here to apply online for food premises approval

If you operate food premises you may need to be approved by your local Council.
 

Examples of types of premises that are required to be approved by the Council are stand alone (ie 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 the Council to see if you require approval.
 

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation.
 

Legislation

A summary of the regulation can be viewed here.
 

Fees

There is no fee for this approval.
 

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 contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.
 

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation.
 

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Mid Ulster District Council in the first instance.
 

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Mid Ulster District Council in the first instance.
 

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 a letter (with proof of delivery). If you wish to make a complaint to please contact the Environmental Health Service. If you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
 

Trade Associations

Livestock & Meat Commission For Northern Ireland
National Association of Catering Butchers
National Federation of Meat and Food Traders
Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association