Approval Requirements for Specific Food Premises

Some premises handling products of animal origin, primarily those producing meat, fish or dairy products for wholesale, may need to be approved by the local authority or Food Standards Agency, rather than be registered. Please contact the Environmental Health Unit for further advice on approval requirements.

You should contact your local authority to see if you require approval if you are one or more of the following:

  • Game Handling Establishment
  • Dairy, Meat and Fish Processing Plant
  • Meat Preparation Plant
  • Minced meat processing operations and mechanically separated meat processing plants
  • Cold Stores.

Further information on approved establishments in the UK is available on the Food Standards Agency website.

It is in the public interest that Allerdale process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from Allerdale Environmental Health Unit within 14 days or if you have any other queries please contact us using the details at the bottom left of this page.

The application form for 'Approval of Specific Food Premises' is available to download below.

Alternatively you can apply for food premises approval through the central government website


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