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Food business registration

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There are 2 steps to registering your food business.

Registration

All local food businesses need to register with Fife Council 28 days before they open. This is a legal requirement.

Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans.

Approval

As well as having to register your food business some businesses also need 'approval'.

Your business will need approval if you make, prepare or handle food of animal origin which is supplied to other businesses. If you solely supply to the end consumer, then you are exempt from the need to be approved.

If you are uncertain whether or not you need approval, please call us - we're here to help.

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Contact Food Advice

  • Tel: 01592 583228
  • Email: Food.Advice@fife.gov.uk