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Registering a food business

If you are starting a new food business you must register your premises with us at least 28 days before opening. Registration is free.

Who needs to register their business

Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans. If you use two or more premises, you will need to register all of them.

If your food premises is used by several catering businesses (for example, a conference centre), the person who allows the premises to be used for this purpose is responsible for registering them.

Find out how to register your food business

How to change your registration details

If there is a change of proprietor, the nature of the business changes, or if there is a change of the address, you will need to complete the food business registration form again.

Find out how to register your food business againt if your details have changed

Who needs to have their business approved

You need to apply for your business to be approved rather than registered if you use any of the following products of animal origin -

  • minced meat or meat preparations
  • mechanically separated meat
  • meat products
  • live bivalve mollusks (shellfish) or fishery products
  • raw milk or dairy products
  • eggs (not primary production) or egg products
  • frog’s legs and snails
  • rendered animal fats and greaves
  • treated stomachs, bladders and intestines
  • gelatine
  • collagene

Contact us

Food Safety Section
Environmental Health
Hull City Council
33 Witham
Hull
HU9 1DB

Tel: 01482 300 301
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 615 518
Email: environmental.health@hullcc.gov.uk

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