If your food business provides products containing foods of animal origin to other businesses (rather then direct to consumers), such as meat, fish, dairy products or eggs you will need European Commission approval.
You are required by law to get approval before processing products of animal origin.
If you are not sure if you need approval please email Environmental Health.
The requirements for food premises approval are above and beyond the general requirements for food businesses, as they involve higher risk operations.
To apply for approval online, please complete the Application for food premises approval form available through GOV.UK or email Environmental Health.
Once your application has been received, you will be visited at your premises and any work you need to do in order to comply with the regulations discussed. If your business has achieved the required standards, approval will be granted and you will be issued with a unique approval number, which makes up part of the identification mark that you will need to apply to your products.
Some premises may be exempt from being approved based on
Further information about Food Premises Approval is available on the FSA website