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Food Premises Registration

Click here to apply online to register a food business establishment

To store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises you need to be registered with the local authority. Premises include restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, canteens, market stalls, mobile catering vans and food delivery vans.

Some manufacturers handling products of animal origin may need to be approved by the local authority or the Meat Hygiene Service, rather than registered. If you are uncertain whether your business needs to be approved or registered, contact your local authority.
 

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation
 

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulations
 

Application Evaluation Process

The premises will be inspected within 28 days of receipt of an application for registration.
 

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period
 

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.
 

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

Other Redress

For issues relating to noise, pollution, etc and to complain about another licence holder please contact Mid Ulster District Council.
 

Trade Associations

Chilled Food Association
National Federation of Meat and Food Traders
Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA)
Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF)