Melton Borough Council

Register a food business

Approved premises

Certain food premises that deal with products of animal origin (such as meat and dairy products) are required to be approved by us rather than just registered. These premises are usually involved in the sale of their products to other businesses or outside the local area. Typical examples include cheese dairies and meat pie or ready meal manufacturers, though it is possible that micro businesses can be included depending on what they do. 

Without approval you are not allowed to trade in this way.

Approval means that you need to meet additional food safety laws, above and beyond what applies to standard food businesses.  The requirements are taken from European regulations and further details, along with lists of UK approved premises are available on the Food Standards Agency's website

If you are considering starting a business like this then please speak to Environmental Health early on for advice.