Food - approved premises

  1. Summary

    To operate a business that manufactures or processes meat, meat products including minced meat, fish or fishery products including shellfish, milk, dairy products and collagen must be approved by us.

  2. Fees


  3. Application and guidance notes

    Before submitting an application for approval it is strongly recommended that you contact us for advice as the law governing this activity is complex -

    Guide to starting a food business in Manchester

    Application form


    Also use this form to notify us of any change in circumstances.


    Guidance notes

  4. Attachments required

    Various attachments are required see guidance notes above.

  5. Processing and timescales

    There are no time limits to how long this process may take.

    As part of the overall process a conditional approval may be issued.  If conditional approval is granted, a further visit must be carried out within three months of the conditional approval being granted in accordance with Article 31(2)(d) of Regulation 882/2004. This visit will be an inspection.

    In appropriate circumstances as set out in Article 31(2)(d) of Regulation 882/2004, conditional approval may be extended, but this is restricted to a maximum of six months from the date of the initial granting of conditional approval.

    Where an application for a proposed purification centre for live bi-valve molluscs, or modification to an existing. centre is received, a copy of the application must be sent to the Food Standards Agency for consultation with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). 

    An approval cannot be determine until a response from Cefas has been received. 

    The subsequent approval will include any operating conditions set by Cefas. 

  6. Validity and renewals

    Registration will remain in force until either the business ceases or registration is cancelled.

  7. Complaints

    Contact us in the first instance.

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